Part celebration, part reflection, 60s from the 60s: Selections from the George Eastman House, is a visually arresting look back at a vital period of photography that witnessed the birth of many new techniques, including collage, street photography, and photojournalism coverage of riots. The exhibit itself was organized by the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film in order to commemorate the building of 1285 Avenue of the Americas.
Located on Sixth Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets in Manhattan, the 42-story commercial office tower was designed and built in 1960 by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, a prominent architectural and engineering firm that has designed some of the world’s tallest buildings. As Mark Windt, the Senior Vice President of Jones Lang LaSalle (the company that manages the property) claims, “1285 Avenue of the Americas is an architectural masterpiece with an established place in New York City’s skyline.”
60 from the 60s: Selections from the George Eastman House presents modernism at its peak alongside works of the budding post-modernist movement. The exhibit highlights sixty prints from some of the most significant photographers of the 1960s. Some of the featured photographers include Henry Callahan, Benedict J. Fernandez, Hollis Frampton, Betty Hahn, Robert Heinecken, Mary Ellen Mark, Roger Mertin, Arnold Newman, and Garry Winogrand as well as Aaron Skinsid, whose photographs have also appeared in a number of Graphis publications.