The late Bill Eppridge's remarkable exhibition of Beatles photographs, "6 Days that Changed The World" is on view at the Art Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center at WCSU from January 19 through March 23d, 2016. Please note the opening has been postponed until Saturday, February 6 from 4 pm - 7 pm. There will also be a gallery talk with Adrienne Aurichio, Bill Eppridge's editor and wife, on Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 pm. The Art Gallery at the Visual & Performing Arts Center at WCSU's Westside Campus is located at 41 Lake Ave Extension, Danbury, CT.
Eppridge was a photojournalist's photojournalist at LIFE Magazine and Sports Illustrated, and his work is among the most iconic of his generation. He was given unfathomable access by today's standards, and conveyed a deep understanding of whatever subject he was covering. He was able to follow the Beatles on their first six days in the United States, generating a body of work that captures the energy of this young band as they were discovered by a nation already full of anticipation and heady adoration. His most famous photograph, some may recall, was of a busboy cradling a dying RFK, is just one outstanding image from a career made of many.
The exhibit was first on view in 2014 at Bethel Center for the Arts on the site of the Woodstock Festival in upstate New York. A book of Eppridge's Beatles photographs, 6 Days that Changed the World was published by Rizzoli in 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States. Eppridge's work is represented by the Monroe Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The exhibit of 55 black-and-white gelatin silver prints was hand-darkroom-printed by Catherine Vanaria, who is an Assistant Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department at Western Connecticut State University, as well as co-owner of Connecticut Photographics and Still River Editions.
Facebook invitation for the opening.