A reluctant rock concert attendee, Bill Owens nevertheless photographed the disastrous 1969 music festival Altamont and the close of an era.
The concert was featured in the documentary film “Gimme Shelter,” and a few photojournalists captured the experience. Among them was Bill Owens, who would soon rise to photographic fame for his seminal early 1970s project “Suburbia,” which cheekily documented the rise of the suburbs in California.
The ClampArt Gallery in New York City recently opened the exhibition, Evžen Sobek: Life in Blue. The show is accompanied by the artist’s monograph of the same title from Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg. Supported by the Czech Center New York, the exhibition run
Amid Venezuela’s crises, overcrowded prisons and an overburdened justice system have forced women awaiting trial — and even some convicted of crimes — to spend months in crowded cells at detention centers that were never intended for such use.