– For Immediate Release –
Elliott Landy is showing photographs from his Rock n’ Roll, Love@Sixty, Flowers and new, never before seen Pop Color series as part of the June Invitational 2018 exhibition at 510 Warren Street Gallery, on view from June 1-June 24, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 3-6 p.m. Elliott will be there. The gallery is located at 510 Warren Street, Hudson New York, (518) 822-0510.
“After my first period of work in the late 1960’s, documenting the rising tide of anti-war sentiment and the music icons of that counterculture (Dylan, Woodstock, Hendrix, Joplin, etc.) for which I am well known, I decided that the way to support the spiritual reawakening and artistic freedom of that period was to show beauty and love. I no longer wanted to do assignments for mainstream media, but rather to follow my own inner feelings, to photograph what I loved and share it, in the hope that it would inspire others to become aware of, and live according to, their inner feelings, their essence, which is love.
Best known for his classic “rock” photographs, Elliott Landy was one of the first “music photographers” to be recognized as an “artist.” His celebrated works include portraits of Bob Dylan (Nashville Skyline), The Band (Music From Big Pink, and The Band), Janis Joplin (Big Brother & The Holding Company: Cheap Thrills), Van Morrison (Moondance), Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and many others. His iconic photographs of Dylan and The Band during the years they resided and recorded in the small arts colony of Woodstock, NY and his coverage of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, for which he was the official photographer, captured the attention of a new generation seeking spiritual and artistic freedom. His imagery has become synonymous with the town, the famed 1969 Festival and the Utopian spirit of the Woodstock Generation.
Since 1967 Elliott’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and published on the covers of major US and international magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Life, Rolling Stone and the Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of 8 books including his latest monograph, The Band Photographs, 1968-1969 which was the highest funded photographic book in Kickstarter history. He is also the architect of a new software program LandyVision™ that blends both still and moving imagery with music to create an interactive sound and visual experience that has never been seen before.