On March 20th, Bruce MacCallum’s photo exhibit of pop icons in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s will open at The Half King. The show is part of The Half King Photography Series, curated by Anna Van Lenten. Spanning 1969-1974, Sixties Pop Icons, Unseen reflects the pursuit by a young photographer, of, among others, Jimi, Joan, Janis, Grace, Mick, Keith, Jim, CSN&Y, Joe, and Sly.
MacCallum recalls photographing Jim Morrison in August of 1970:
Jim Morrison in the Dade County Courthouse, Miami, Florida. Jim was on trial for indecent exposure at a 1969 concert in Miami. There was no proof to back up the charges. I shot this in the hallway next to the men’s room where we were taking a break, having a smoke. Jim’s interest in rights and freedom of expression seemed more on his mind than what was swirling around the courtroom. I hung out with him and the Doors for a few days. I do not remember talking about the trial—just about music.
Don’t miss out — On opening night, Bruce and Sacha Lecca, senior photo editor at Rolling Stone, will moderate a slideshow and discussion of Bruce’s work.