Bill Owens: Suburbia

April 2008 – May 2008

Bill Owens, We’ve been married two months and everything we own is in this room. gelatin silver print, 1973

We’ve been married two months and everything we own is in this room. Gelatin silver print, 1973. Copyright Bill Owens.

A 40 year retrospective of a unique and humorous vision of suburbia, the counterculture, and the gaze of the modern American worker. Owens has captured some of the most pivotal cultural phenomenon of the late twentieth century.

In 1969, he photographed the legendary free Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Speedway, where the Hell’s Angels served as security and killed one fan. Throughout the 1970s, Owens witnessed the massive immigration of rural people into Californian suburbs, and subsequently became one of the first photographers to aim his lens at the national growth of suburban sprawl, which resulted in his critically acclaimed book Suburbia (1973).

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