Height of Elliott Landy
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1. Where did Elliott Landy come from ?
A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and The Baruch College of the City University of New York he began his photographic career working with Underground newspapers to express his own ‘visual voice” in support of the rising tide of anti-war sentiment throughout the United States during the late 1960s.
2. What could we know about Elliott Landy besides his height ?
His press pass and camera not only gave him access to the political scene but also provided him a personal entry into the new rock music counterculture. Albert Grossman who managed the careers of many of the most popular and successful performers of folk and rock music including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Peter, Paul and Mary, Richie Havens and The Band had seen Elliott’s images of Janis Joplin and invited him to photograph The Band, Those photographs were used on the Music From Big Pink album. During this time, he met Bob Dylan and his photo of him appeared on the cover of the September ‘68 edition of the Saturday Evening Post.
3. What are the projects of Elliott Landy ?
Within the next few years his celebrated images included portraits of Bob Dylan (Nashville Skyline), The Band (Music From Big Pink), Janis Joplin (Big Brother & The Holding Company: Cheap Thrills), Van Morrison (Moondance), Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Eric Clapton, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker and many others.
4. Somme collaborations with Elliott Landy ?
His iconic photographs of Dylan and The Band during the years they resided and recorded in the small arts colony of Woodstock, NY and his coverage of the 1969 Woodstock Festival captured the attention of a new generation seeking spiritual and artistic freedom. His imagery has become synonymous with the town, the famed 1969 Music Festival and the Utopian spirit of the Woodstock Generation.
Since 1967 Elliott’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and published on the covers of major US and international magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Life, Rolling Stone and the Saturday Evening Post.
He is represented worldwide by Magnum Photos, Getty, and several other local photo agencies.
He is the author of 8 books including his latest monograph, The Band Photographs, 1968-1969 which was the highest funded photographic book in Kickstarter history.
In 1990, Landy Directed and Produced an award winning video which appealed to both children and adults, “Table Manners For Everyday Use” Table Manners Site
Around 1997 he began a syndicated column and website to recommend positive life-affirming movies and movies with strong, loving, accomplished woman as protagonists. The website still exists but has been in hiatus since 1998. UpliftingFilms.com
He has created a new interactive music and video App, LandyVision, which lets the user blend still and video imagery with music to create a new form of musical and visual experience. It will be released in late 2018.
After years of metaphysical observation, Landy developed and offers “Sharing Stillness” Meditations, in which he transmits a spiritual (non-physical) energy that enables one to quickly reach a deep, meditative state. SharingStillness.com
His latest work includes:
Throughout Landy’s life and career he has photographed what he found beautiful in his own life—counterculture music, nature, family, his children¬¬-and continues to create images that reflect purity, innocence and “…non-attachment to perceived normal reality.” His work a vision of hope and opportunity for life.
Landy lives in Woodstock, New York, with his wife, Lynda.
The Band Photographs 1968-1969 –2016. Fine Art. Landyvision Inc./Backbeat Books, 160 pages, 12×12 inches.
Elliott Landy, Yellowkorner Portfolio 10 –2013. Yellowkorner, FR, USA, UK, EU
Woodstock 69, The First Festival Woodstock – 2008. Reprinted in France by Editions Fetjaine, France; In UK by Ravette
Woodstock Dream – 1999 & 2000. Frederico Motta (Italy), TeNeues (USA, Germany), Actes Sud (France). 400 pages.
Woodstock Vision, The Spirit of a Generation —1994. Continuum, NY. Photographic Book, 128 pages
Elliott’s photos are used on approximately 50% of the permanent wall design.
Jessica Hagen Gallery, Newport, RI August 2 – 18, 2017
The Gallery at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck, NY May 2017
Desert Trip Music Festival, Coachella, CA, October 2016
Gallerie Huit, Arles, France (2 exhibitions) May 6 – June 30, 2016
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, August 2012
Montreal Jazz Festival Center, Montreal, Canada, October 2010
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA, September 2009,
FNAC (Madrid, Spain) October 2009; (Asturias, Spain) November 2009; (Zargoza, Spain) August 2009, (Bilbao, Spain) June 2009
The Tate Liverpool, England) May – Sept. 2005, 14 Prints, ‘The Summer of Love’ Exhibition The Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt, Germany) Nov. – Feb. 2006 14 Prints,‘The Summer of Love’ Exhibition
The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) 2007 14 Prints,The Summer of Love’ Exhibition
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT, 2005
The New York State Museum, Albany, New York, 2004
Buddy Holly Arts Center, Lubbock, TX – 2004
The Hot Springs Convention Center, Arkansas, 2004
Rhubarb Photo Festival, Birmingham, UK 2003
(prior exhibitions not listed)
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