Photography Lecture at SUNY Ulster
with Acclaimed Photographer Elliott Landy
Thursday, September 25 7:00 p.m.
Elliott Landy, best known for his documentation of the anti-Vietnam War movement and the rock culture of the late 1960s, will discuss photography in the digital era and his work as a “photopersonalist” sharing his life experiences through photography on Thursday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Vanderlyn Hall, Student Lounge on the Stone Ridge campus of SUNY Ulster. The event is free and open to the public. Landy was the Spring 2008 Larry Berk Artist-in-Residence at SUNY Ulster and had a solo exhibition at the college’s Muroff Kotler Gallery.
An internationally acclaimed photographer, Landy began his career in the turbulent 1960s and gained fame as a chronicler of anti-war protests and for his portraits of rock stars and bands of that era, including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and the Band. He was the official photographer of the original Woodstock Festival in 1969, producing classic images still collected today. Landy continues to publish photographs in Rolling Stone, Life, the Saturday Evening Post, and other major magazines and has collected photographs in several books, including Woodstock Vision, Spirit of a Generation (also in CD format) and Woodstock 69, the First Festival, which he co-authored with Jerry Garcia. His photographs appear in museum exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada and in gallery shows worldwide. His most recent work includes motion and kaleidoscopic photography in both still and film formats. Landy’s photographs have been given solo exhibitions in seven countries and continue to appear in major museum exhibitions in the United States and Canada.
For more information on this event, call the Office of Community Relations at 845-687-5262.