As a young photojournalist, David Fenton instincitively captured some of the most critical political moments of his time. This exhibition presents a vivid insider's view of the anti-war demonstrations, the ferocious government reaction, and the energy of the emerging counterculture that marked the late 1960s. From the legendary trial of the Chicago 7 after the 1968 Democratic Convention to the police shooting of Black Panther organizer Fred Hampton, the Weather Underground's Days of Rage, protestors meeting bayonets at Fort Dix, and the first socially conscious music that unified this powerful movement, SHOTS constitutes a unique record of this turbulent period of American History. 
This exhibition celebrates the publication of SHOTS: An American Photographer's Journal 1967-1972 (Earth Aware Editions, 2005) which brings together the most comprehensive archive of Fenton's black and white photographs from that era. While some of these images were published at the time in Life, Newsweek, the New York Times, and Look, many of them are being made available to the public for the first time in three decades.

In 1982, David Fenton founded Fenton Communications, the nation's largest public interest communications and advertising firm serving organizations and issues related to the environment, public health, and human rights. With offices in New York, Washington, DC, and San Francisco, his firm has helped facilitate the growth of into a three million member online democracy group. In addition, Fenton is the co-founder of three nonprofit organizations: Environmental Media Services, New Economy Communications, and the Death Penalty Information Center. He is the former director of public relations at Rolling Stone magazine and a native of New York City.

Protestors in the Reflecting Pool, Washington DC, May 9, 1970.

Protestors arrested during the Days of Rage, Chicago, IL, October 11, 1969.

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