Friday, September 11, 2015

"For decades, Steve Schapiro’s iconic photographs have been witty visual documents of American cultural and social movements"



Via Time LightBox

For decades, Steve Schapiro’s iconic photographs have been witty visual documents of American cultural and social movements. He’s captured significant moments like Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march to Selma as well as intimate portraits of Hollywood celebrities such as Marlon Brando in The Godfather and Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver.

To this day, the American photojournalist and documentarian still gives his audience compelling testimonies of the social and cultural flaws that society has survived, capturing an intriguing side of a multifaceted complexity. And his latest body of work is no different. In Bliss: Transformational Festivals & the Neo Hippie,  slated for release in October by powerHouse Books, Schapiro chronicles today’s hippie counterculture movement throughout the U.S. and in parts of Europe.

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Steve Schapiro's iconic photographs are included in the exhibition "The Long Road: From Selma to Ferguson" at Monroe Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, through September 27.