HIGHWAY ’67 REVISITED: Photographs by Charlie Steiner

September 20, 2012

 

HIGHWAY ’67 REVISITED: Photographs by Charlie Steiner January 14th to February 18th, 2011

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 14th 7-11pm
1967
Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail for drug possession,
Che Guevara is killed, the Israeli Six Day War is waged in the Middle East, race riots explode in Tampa, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit and Newark, 50,000 people attend the Monterey Pop Festival in Southern California and gas was 33 cents per gallon; these are just some of the things that define 1967 as a year forever burned into our collective memory.
Between 1967 and 1969 Photographer Charlie Steiner was documenting the whirlwind of activity that captivated some of the decade’s cultural ambassadors. From Frank Zappa to Bob Dylan to Andy Warhol to the Kennedys (all of which are in the exhibition), Charlie’s pictures have captured some of the most iconic personalities of that period, many of whom went on to greatly influence succeeding generations. Over forty years later and for his first showing in Newark, we are pleased to offer original prints of Mr. Steiner’s work as part of this exciting exhibition.
The Photographer
Charlie Steiner has been a widely published photojournalist since 1969. His photos have appeared in the major magazines of Europe, Japan, North and South America, including LIFE, Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, TIME, Paris Match and Stern. He is best known for his coverage of the Shah of Iran in exile and the last years of Marcos and the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
Steiner has an extensive archive of photos he made during the years of protest and pop culture in the 60’s and 70’s for magazines and album jackets: Bob Dylan and Robert Kennedy to Jagger, Warhol, Yippies and Zappa. He has been a photo editor and photography teacher. Steiner did industrial/architectural work, and continues as a fine art photographer.

 

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