Video Interview of Photojournalist Bill Eppridge on

I just watched a very interesting video interview of photojournalist Bill Eppridge by PDN products editor Dan Havlik at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. Eppridge’s new book is entitled: A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties. An overview of the book is below:

On June 6, 1968, at the age of 42 and at the height of his popularity, Robert F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated. Presidential candidate, U.S. Senator, father—Kennedy was all of these things—and, to many Americans, he embodied the power of possibility and positive change during a period of social unrest, racial inequality, and war.

Renowned Life photographer Bill Eppridge followed and photographed Kennedy during his early campaign days up to his untimely death, and A Time It Was features dynamic images of the public Kennedy, as well as rare, intimate ones, many of which have never before been published. An essay by Pete Hamill places the events in historical context, while Eppridge shares his insider’s perspective on Kennedy. Released to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Kennedy’s death, A Time It Was reveals why the memory and legacy of Kennedy and his dreams continue to be relevant today.

Related Links

• Bill Eppridge’s website, with links to many interviews about his book, A Time It Was, as well as other images, including an Atlanta exhibition of Eppridge’s photos from the Civil Rights Era and a Liverpool, England exhibition entitled Backstage & Behind the Scenes with the Beatles.

• A group of images by Bill Eppridge on artnet.

• Bill Eppridge Biography (from the Missouri School of Journalism website)

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