“Heavyweight contender Muhammad Ali getting his poetic mouth taped by trainer Angelo Dundee during his weigh-in before the big fight with Doug Jones,” NY, NY. 1962. Photograph by George Silk. © Time Inc. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery.
The year 1963 is the subject of a new exhibition of photos at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. It was a watershed time in American political and social history: civil rights protests, the start of Beatlemania, deepening involvement in Vietnam, the hope and promise inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. followed by the shock of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The exhibition “1963″ brings together 40 photographs from both renowned photojournalists like Carl Mydans, George Silk and John Loengard to anonymous photographers who captured famous figures and events before and after the transformational year 1963. The exhibition runs through July 6, 2013; an opening reception will be held on this evening, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.