“Eye on the Sixties: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman”

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Guests: Rowland Scherman and Edith Lee Payne
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM
Location: Documentary Theater, Washington, D.C. Newseum
Note: A Q&A with Scherman and Payne will follow the program.

The Newseum presents a special screening of the new documentary “Eye on the Sixties: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman.”

The film is an intimate portrait of Scherman and documents his work during the 1960s, one of the country’s most transformational eras.

Among his many assignments, Scherman was the primary photographer of the 1963 March on Washington, which he shot for the United States Information Agency. The Newseum screening takes place just three days before the 50th anniversary of the march.

One of Scherman’s most iconic photographs from the march is of 11-year-old Edith Lee Payne. Payne will be part of a panel discussion following the film to talk about her memories of the photograph and that historic day. Also appearing on the panel is the film’s producer, Chris Szwedo.

Scherman was Life magazine’s special assignment photographer, a personal photographer of President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 presidential campaign, and Life’s special photographer for Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1968.

The film is an intimate portrait of Scherman and documents his work during the 1960s, one of the country’s most transformational eras. Among his many assignments, Scherman was the primary photographer of the 1963 March on Washington, which he shot for the United States Information Agency. The Newseum screening takes place just three days before the 50th anniversary of the march. One of Scherman’s most iconic photographs from the march is of 11-year-old Edith Lee Payne. Payne will be part of a panel discussion following the film to talk about her memories of the photograph and that historic day. Also appearing on the panel is the film’s producer, Chris Szwedo. Scherman was Life magazine’s special assignment photographer, a personal photographer of President Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 presidential campaign, and Life’s special photographer for Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1968.