An exhibition of photographs taken by famed rock photographers Henry Diltz and Elliott Landy at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 will be on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho from August 21 through August 31. This is the first time that these two photographers' archives (Henry Diltz and Elliott Landy) have been exhibited together.
In addition to being the official photographer for Woodstock and the Monterey Pop Festival, Henry Diltz has shot more than 200 album covers and has documented such artists as The Doors; Jimi Hendrix; The Eagles; Eric Clapton; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; James Taylor; Mama Cass Elliott; Joni Mitchell and Jerry Garcia.
His famous photo of Paul and Linda McCartney was used on the cover of Life magazine, and his portraits have been in Newsweek, People, Rolling Stone, Billboard and countless other magazines.
Henry Diltz's work is also featured in several books including California Rock California Sound, Shooting Stars, and The Innocent Age. A television documentary about Diltz's work, Under the Covers, aired recently on National Public Television and The Learning Channel. His works can be found there.
Elliott Landy began photographing the anti-Vietnam war movement and underground music culture in 1967. His classic images were chosen for the covers of Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline album, Van Morrison's Moondance, and The Band's Music from Big Pink, also pics of Janis Joplin. Elliott Landy also published the photographic books Woodstock Vision-The Spirit of a Generation and Woodstock 69, The First Festival. His works can be found there.
Where is the exhibition:
Morrison Hotel Gallery
124 Prince Street (between Greene & Wooster)
New York, NY 10012
August 21-31, 2004
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day
Admission is free, and the photographs will be available for purchase.