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Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s – in pictures

Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s – in pictures | THE SIXTIES | Scoop.it

A new exhibition at the Barbican, featuring 400 images from the 60s and 70s, celebrates the heyday of historical context in photography... Shots of Afghanis enjoying a bear-baiting, apartheid seen from both sides, a Native American carrying a radio through a desert ... 

 

In the catalogue that accompanies this exhibition, curator Kate Bush writes: "Photography does not merely illustrate the world, it articulates it."Everything Was Moving attempts to show not just how the medium articulated the various political and cultural upheavals of the 1960s, but how it responded to the often self-questioning experiments of contemporary conceptual artists like Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha. The predominant creative dynamic in the show, though, is the one articulated in the 1950s by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who proposed that photography should strive to find "a balance... between two worlds – the one inside us and the one outside us".

 
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Summer of Love: 40 Years Later / 1967: The stuff that myths are made of

Summer of Love: 40 Years Later / 1967: The stuff that myths are made of | THE SIXTIES | Scoop.it
By the time the fabled Summer of Love hit San Francisco 40 years ago, the party was already over in the Haight-Ashbury.
Yet the mythology of that summer in 1967 has never disappeared. The San Francisco hippie, dancing in Golden Gate Park with long hair flowing, has become as much of an enduring American archetype as the gunfighters and cowboys who roamed the Wild West. More importantly, the rise of '60s counterculture has had a significant impact on our culture today.

The Summer of Love resonates in strip mall yoga classes, pop music, visual art, fashion, attitudes toward drugs, the personal computer revolution, and the current mad dash toward the greening of America. While some of the counterculture's dreams came true, others, particularly the movement's idealistic politics, evaporated like the sweet-smelling pot smoke that saturated the air that summer.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Summer-of-Love-40-Years-Later-1967-The-stuff-2593252.php#ixzz23VbtnLMP
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After Vidal Sassoon Britain never looked the same again

After Vidal Sassoon Britain never looked the same again | THE SIXTIES | Scoop.it
The magical decade of the 1960s exploded with excitement and cultural change – and the hairdresser Vidal Sassoon was at the heart of it.


Can a haircut change society? Can a skirt length? Or a pop group? Or Italian food? Or home design? Or actors with non-posh accents? Or Cockney photographers? Or television satirists? Or even prime ministers?


Well, they can certainly show society has changed. The Vidal cut, the miniskirt, the Beatles, trattorias, Habitat, Michael Caine, David Bailey, That Was The Week That Was, Harold Wilson: it certainly felt like the beginning of modern times.


Read more: After Vidal Sassoon Britain never looked the same again - Telegraph http://tgr.ph/MIlRXH

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Cosmo Editor and Counterculture Thinker Helen Gurley Brown Dies at 90

Cosmo Editor and Counterculture Thinker Helen Gurley Brown Dies at 90 | THE SIXTIES | Scoop.it
By: Brian Steinberg,adage.com - After 'Sex and The Single Girl,' Fomented Newsstand Revolution

Ms. Brown spent more than three decades at the helm of “Cosmo,” a perch to which she ascended after publishing the 1962 book “Sex and the Single Girl.” Under her aegis, Cosmo developed into one of the leading chronicles of the sexual revolution. Ms. Brown often preached the virtues of pre-marital sex and pushed back against the notion that women needed to have a marriage to feel fulfilled. “Good girls go to heaven,” she was fond of saying, but “bad girls go everywhere.”


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The Sixties: Two Versions of the Truth, by Charles Kinney

The Sixties: Two Versions of the Truth, by Charles Kinney | THE SIXTIES | Scoop.it
The 1960's were a race for military and cultural supremacy for the United States and the Soviet Union. Nothing less than control of the planet was at stake.


Two competing ideologies presented their best literary feet forward in magazines designed for strikingly similar groups.


In the 1960′s, each group had its official magazine: Boys’ Life for the Scouts, and Pionerskaya Pravda, or the Pionerka, for the Pioneers. However, no self-respecting Boy Scout would be caught dead without the real mouthpiece of capitalism, MAD magazine, a satirical and cartoon magazine that was secretly bought on newsstands and kept out of view of parents.


Read more: The Sixties: Two Versions of the Truth, by Charles Kinney | Yareah Magazine. Literature, Books and Art http://bit.ly/JHD6lL

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