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Through a Magnum Lens: Photographing the 1960s

The turbulence of the 1960s was made powerfully visible through the medium of documentary photography.  Members of Magnum, an international photographic cooperative, captured indelible images of the decade.  These images document the political and economic turmoil that marked the decade: the Vietnam War and anti-war movement; the California Grape Strike led by Cesar Chavez; Civil Rights marches in Washington, D.C. and Selma, Alabama; student protests and strikes in Paris, France; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Cultural happenings such as Woodstock, and the Hippie counterculture are also depicted.

On view are books showcasing the work of the following Magnum photographers:  Eve Arnold, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Paul Fusco, Leonard Freed, Philip Jones Griffiths, Elliott Landy, Mary Ellen Mark, Constantine Manos, Marc Riboud, W. Eugene Smith, and Dennis Stock.

This exhibit is mounted in conjunction with The Madison Reunion and is on view at the Kohler Art Library, June 11-September 14, 2018