Elliott Landy made his name photographing the counter culture of 1960s America. Here, some of the era’s cultural luminaries eat at the legendary Max’s Kansas City, a restaurant and nightclub that was the place to see and be seen. From left: Paul Morissey, Andy Warhol, Janis Joplin, and Tim Buckley in 1968.

Everything seemed to be changing. Established ideas and institutions, in every sphere, were being challenged

Elliott Landy
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Elliott Landy, born in 1942, began photographing the anti-Vietnam war movement and the underground music culture in NYC in 1967.

His images of Bob Dylan and The Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and many others show the music scene during that time which culminated in the 1969 Woodstock Festival, of which he was the official photographer. He is also known for his work using kaleidoscopes and for his experimental still life of flowers.

Landy’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.

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