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In der New Yorker Laurence Miller Gallery läuft anläßlich von 40 Jahren Summer of Love eine Ausstellung der Woodstock-Fotos von Burk Uzzle.
Burk Uzzle shot the festival from the vantage point of a participant. In one particularly telling photograph, a sea of humanity as dense as a carpet of wildflowers in a meadow spills over a hillside; in another, a young hippie couple standing in a tender embrace under a grandmother’s quilt became the icon of a generation. Rather than document the music, Uzzle chose to focus on details of living, existence, and enjoyment over that three day period. In so doing, he captured the spirit of the festival and ultimately an era.
Gleichzeitig und zufällig ist mir vorhin eine Story über das ikonographische Foto des Woodstock-Pärchens unter die Finger gekommen. Die beiden sind mittlerweile 60 Jahre alt, verheiratet und immer noch Big Love.
Forty years after the legendary festival in Bethel, N.Y., a photo of two lovebirds taken at Woodstock has become an iconic symbol of love. Having only met three months prior, the picture captures a young couple -- Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, both now 60 -- embracing underneath a dirty blanket, surrounded by exhausted concertgoers. To the Ercolines' surprise, the image became the cover of the 'Woodstock' album in 1970 and was featured on posters for the subsequent documentary film. […]
What's more, the couple has been together ever since.