PRESS RELEASE- For Immediate Release: July 6, 2001
THE WHOLE WORLD'S WATCHING:
Peace and Social Justice Movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
An exhibition of documentary photography at the Berkeley Art Center.
The Whole World's Watching, is an extraordinary exhibition
which examines the rich history of the social movements of the1960s
and 1970s through documentary photography. With a focus on Northern
California where many of these activities were born, distinguished
photographers illuminate the rise of the Black Panthers, the Free-
Speech & Anti-war Movements, feminism, disability rights,
environmental activism, the struggle for gay rights and the cultural
milieu which formed and informed them.
The exhibition presents 100 images taken during these
turbulent times by noted photographers including Jeffrey Blankfort,
Nacio Jan Brown, Cathy Cade, Bob Fitch, Robert Hsiang, Ken Light,
Richard Misrach, Ronald J. Riesterer, Stephen Shames, Ted
Streshinsky, Michelle Vignes and Douglas Wachter among others.
A 160-page catalog with text by noted writers and activists
such as Leon Litwack, Judy Grahn, Ruth Rosen, and Peter Coyote
accompanies the exhibition.
Opening at the Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut Street in
Live Oak Park, Berkeley, California, September 16, 2001, with a
reception from 2 to 4 p.m.
The exhibition runs through December 16, and admission is
free. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The
Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 22-25.
A number of special events and public programs will take
place throughout the exhibition's run.
The exhibition has been funded by the California Council for the
Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.
"These photos... capture the spirit of the sixties. The
spirit lives." - David Hilliard, Chief of Staff, Black Panther Party
CALENDAR EDITORS PLEASE NOTE
WHAT: The Whole World's Watching: Peace and Social Justice Movements
of the 1960s & 1970s
WHERE: Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut Street in Live Oak Park
WHEN: September 16 - Dec. 16, 2001. Open Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 5
OPENING/RECEPTION: September 16th 2-4 pm
WHO: Harold Adler, George Elfie Ballis, Richard Bermack, Kathryn
Biglow, Jeffrey Blankfort, Nacio Jan Brown, Cathy Cade, Jim Dong,
Bob Fitch, Paul Fusco, Howard Harawitz, Ilka Hartmann, Paul Herzoff,
Robert Hsiang, Chris Huie, John Jekabson, Larry Keenan, Ken Light,
Richard Misrach, Helen Nestor, John Pearson, Howard Petrick, Ronald
J. Riesterer, Harvey Wilson Richards, Richard Sammons, Stephen
Shames, Ted Streshinsky, Michelle Vignes and Douglas Wachter
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut Street Berkeley, CA 94709
For more Information contact:
Cathy Sprent: (510) 644-6893
Sally Douglas Arce: (510) 525-9552
To view sample photos:
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