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Two great '56 shots

Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:15 pm


Re: Two great '56 shots

Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:20 pm

rockinrebel wrote:Here:

They are great shots indeed, from the camera of Al Wertheimer, although each is a known image.

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The exhibit itself, "It's an American Thing," runs through September 14, 2013, and offers incredible photos of many U.S. icons. Wish I could attend!:

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About It's an American Thing

Elvis, Fred Astaire, Buster Keaton, hamburgers and Coca-Cola, movie stars and the western landscape, Ella and Louis, Janis and Aretha, Bob Dylan, the beach at Montauk, all comprise a panorama of Americana.

This summer exhibition points to iconic American moments. What is particularly American about these images? The vastness of our landscape, the glamour and mystery of our movie queens, the charm and character of our musicians and the skill of our great photographers, both famous and unknown.

Photographers include Slim Aarons, Harry Benson, Andre de Dienes, Michael Dweck, David Gahr, George Hurrell, David LaChapelle, Steve McCurry, Phil Stern and Alfred Wertheimer, among others.

Staley-Wise Gallery

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Re: Two great '56 shots

Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:14 pm

What a beautiful photograph of Dolly Parton that is. Really nice!

Re: Two great '56 shots

Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:58 pm

Thanks for the info John. I liked the other photos too, particularly the one of Ella & Louis. Looks like a great exhibition, but unfortunately I'm on the other side of the pond :)

Re: Two great '56 shots

Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:14 am

Great Photos. .

Re: Two great '56 shots

Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:54 am

I saw the Chattanooga lunch counter photo in person at the Grammy Museum. You should try to see these prints in person. Very different.
And while I understand the socio-political macro significance of that photo, I have a different question. Never knew if anyone ever wondered. It's about her hand.

I have looked and looked, and even at the shadows. Did this lady have 5 fingers? Look. I don't see five.

Well, I finally asked.

UPDATE: Look at the other hand. It appears to be a hook. This lady has been in an accident. It thus has more significance. She must stand.

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