Amalie R. Rothschild Gallery Talk


A Gallery talk with Amalie R. Rothschild, an award-winning filmmaker and photographer noted for her documentaries about social issues as revealed through the lives of people in the arts, and for her music photographs from the Fillmore East, Woodstock, and other seminal rock events from 1968 to 1974 was presented June 8, 4:30 pm. Watch here.

Using the current exhibition "1964" as a starting point, "the year the sixties really began", join us as Amalie R. Rothschild dicusses how being in the right place at the right time, and the accident of her documentary impulses, led her to record the birth of rock theater and how this created a 20,000 picture archive. She was a member of the Joshua Light Show at the Fillmore East Theater in New York producing special effects photography, slides, graphics, films and film loops used during performances and was considered the theater’s de facto house photographer. She had unlimited access onstage and backstage to all the happenings at the Fillmore East, and was on staff at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. During that period she photographed most of the major rock music events on the East Coast as well as anti-war/peace demonstrations in the U.S. during the 1960s.

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