This past weekend I made time to go to the Fairfield Museum in Connecticut to see Photographer Bill Eppridge's Retrospective Show. What an amazing photography exhibit it was. I highly recommend it.
For those of you who are not familiar with Bill's work, google him and make it a priority to see his retrospective before it ends. Bill is a photojournalist whose work spans over three decades with Life Magazine, Sport Illustrated and National Geographic. He is best known for his photos of Bobby Kennedy's assassination but there is so much more to his work. As a former journalist myself (Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine) however, I would never consider myself anywhere close to having his photojournalistic ability, I truly enjoyed reading his words alongside his amazing photographs which briefly gave a few personal thoughts behind some of the images or what his assignment entailed. In all honesty it was up there with the best of the best exhibits I've ever seen.
For all my students, please take the time to go to this exhibit and see the power of a great still Image and see for yourself what a very fine photojournalist Bill Eppridge is and take a lesson.
The show opened May 1 and continues till August 28