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Review — BILL OWENS (Jamaica): THE LEGACY OF SUBURBIA: Photographs 1964–2020

Review — BILL OWENS (Jamaica): THE LEGACY OF SUBURBIA: Photographs 1964–2020

  Bill Owens: The Legacy Of Suburbia: Photographs 1964-2020 by Bill Owens (Jamaica 1964–65) True North Editions 326 pages 2021 $400 (hardcover, Limited Edition book comes with a signed print) Reviewed by Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast 2000-02, Madagascar 2002-03) • Bill Owens (Jamaica 1964–65) took iconic photos all through his career. He’s noted for shooting pictures of the Hells Angels beating concertgoers at the Rolling Stones’ performance during the Altamont Speedway Free Festival four months after Woodstock on December 6, 1969, considered by historians as the end of the Summer of Love. Of that day, Owens has written: “I got a call from a friend, she said the Associated Press wanted to hire me for a day to cover a rock and roll concert. I rode my motorcycle to the event. I had two Nikons, three lenses, thirteen rolls of film, a sandwich, and a jar of water.” In 1972, Owens . . .

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