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article imageGallery Displays Photos Celebrating Woodstock's 40th Anniversary

By David Silverberg     Jul 26, 2009 in Entertainment
The Laurence Miller Gallery is showcasing iconic images of Woodstock, which celebrates its 40th anniversary on Aug. 12. Burk Uzzle's photos of the 1969 love-in will be on display until Aug. 20.
It's the photo that captured Woodstock in one frame. Two lovers huddle against each other, wrapped in a blanket amidst a sea of people camping on a hillside during Woodstock. It became the go-to image for the music festival of '69, winning the spot on the original "Woodstock" album in 1970, as well as on the movie poster.
The photo was snapped by Burk Uzzle, the preeminent photographer during the three-day fest. But it wasn't the only iconic image he took as a participant at Woodstock.
To honor the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, New York's Laurence Miller Gallery is displaying Uzzle's rarely seen photos from various vantage points of the historic event. As the Gallery's site explains: 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.
The crowd of people at Woodstock
The crowd of people at Woodstock
© Burk Uzzle, Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
Around 25 vintage, modern and color prints from Woodstock, as it originally was promoted, will be shown at the Gallery. Some display nudity -- it was a hippie-filled fest, remember -- and others give a peak into the hustling mass of people rushing to watch the musicians and activists take the stage.
See below for some more of Uzzle's photos on display at the Laurence Miller Gallery:
A man attending Woodstock
This very American car is on display in a photo by Burk Uzzle, who catalogued the 1969 Woodstock festival
© Burk Uzzle, Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
Woman with a child at Woodstock
Woman with a child at Woodstock
© Burk Uzzle, Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
A girl in the mud at Woodstock
A girl in the mud at Woodstock
© Burk Uzzle, Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
Woodstock revellers sleeping on the ground
Woodstock revellers sleeping on the ground
© Burk Uzzle, Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
Woodstock attendees sharing something to smoke
Woodstock attendees sharing something to smoke
© Burk Uzzle, Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
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