Tom Hayden R.I.P…’SHOTS’

by Chris Murray on October 25, 2016

Chicago 7 members hold a press conference immediately after being charged with contempt during their conspiracy trial. Tom Hayden is on the far right. Chicago, IL, April 8, 1969. © David Fenton. Chicago 7 members hold a press conference immediately after being charged with contempt during their conspiracy trial. Tom Hayden is on the far right. Chicago, IL, April 8, 1969. © David Fenton.

I heard the news Tuesday about activist, civil rights worker, author and California State Senator Tom Hayden passing on. It was an honor for me to collaborate with Lely Constantinople in editing and producing the book SHOTS, featuring David Fenton’s photographs of political demonstrations and activists. (Earth Aware Editions, 2005) Tom Hayden contributed the foreword to that book, for which I wrote the afterword.

Shots: An American Photographer's Journal 1967-1972. (Earth Aware Editions,
Shots: An American Photographer’s Journal 1967-1972. (Earth Aware Editions, 2005)

Tom Hayden wrote in SHOTS of David Fenton’s images, “These shots are genuine, reflecting the eye of a young man attempting to process the chaos of worlds falling apart and being born. They save the authentic from both co-optation and disappearance.”

David Fenton’s photographs and the book SHOTS are available through Govinda Gallery.

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