A period of expansion in culture, that included significant advances in the way society interacted.
The early sixties brought a sense of excitement that resulted in liberation and expansion of consciousness. Halfway through the decade music and art started bringing all the ideas together and its energy was felt in fashion and politics, affecting all human behavior. (Music photography in the sixties deserves a separate dedicated post).
The sense of possibility and a longing for freedom in the sixties, resulted in a modern renaissance period. The revolution then was photographed, televised, and broadcast and reached virtually every aspect of social interaction.
Here's a glimpse into my favorite era of the XXth Century.
Jean Shrimpton, NYC - 1962 © William Klein
Anne St. Marie, NYC - 1962 © William Klein
Simone D'Aillencourt, Paris - 1963 © Melvin Sokolsky
Marianne Faithful, London - 1964 © Gered Mankowitz
Beauty in Strength, New York - 1964 © Hiro
Marianne Faithful, London - 1964 © Jeanloup Sieff
Giraffe - 1964 © Pete Turner
Andy Warhol, New York - 1964 © William John Kennedy
Enco Gas Station, Palm Springs CA - 1965 © Albert Frey
Self-Portrait - 1965 © Peter Beard
Grace Coddington - 1966 © David Bailey
Op Art, Badeanzugvon Sinz - 1966 © F.C. Gundlach
Grace Slick, San Francisco - 1966 © Herb Greene
Twiggy in front of a Bridget Riley Painting, London - 1967 © Bert Stern
Three Tulips - 1967 © Irving Penn
Fallen Man - 1967 © Joel Meyerowitz
Joseph Beuys - 1967 © Liselotte Strelow
There's A Girl Under There - 1967 © Seymour Sheer
Jane Birkin - 1968 © Jeanloup Sieff
New York City - 1968 © Gary Winogrand
Françoise Hardy - 1969 © Reg Lancaster
The Somnambulist - 1970 © Ralph Gibson
Untitled - Tricycle & Memphis - 1970 © William Eggleston