TONIGHT: Sixties Pop Icons, Unseen

August, 1970. Jim Morrison in the Dade County Courthouse, Miami, Florida. Jim was on trial for indecent exposureat 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.

Bruce and Sacha Lecca, senior photo editor at Rolling Stone magazine, will moderate a slideshow and discussion of Bruce’s work.

“This exhibit is the story of a young man who took a work study job at his university and ran with it—” says curator Anna Van Lenten, “—ran to Atlanta Pop, to Atlantic City, to Woodstock, to Bob Dylan and The Band on tour—and in between, Miami, to catch Jim Morrison on trial in 1970 for obscenity charges. Then he put his negatives in a box for 35 years. Now, we get to unearth those negatives and hear what Bruce has to tell us about his encounters.”

The Half King Photography Series is dedicated to showing exceptional documentary photography and film. In tandem with its reading series, The Half King fosters a dialog between photographers and writers that underscores the importance of their unique relationship. Co-curating its photography series are James Price, Photo Editor at Newsweek, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.

The Half King is located at 505 West 23rd Street at 10th Avenue. All Photography Series events are FREE and OPEN to the public.

— And Don’t Forget! —

The Half King will be sponsoring the After Party for TNI’s Wild in the Streets panel on March 27, starting at 10 p.m. All TNI subscribers get $4 beer and wine.