Shots: Photographs from the Underground Press David Fenton
Published by Douglas Book Company, 1971
Softcover, 116 pages, 20 x 28 cm
It was 1968, a year of assassinations, student unrest and growing protests against the war in Vietnam. David Fenton was just a kid with a camera, and his life was forever changed. Fenton snapped pictures for an underground paper, the New York Free Press, and then joined Liberation News Service, a wire service for underground papers nationwide. This book is a factual pictorial history of some of the most iconic events that defined the sixties, published as an eye-witness testament to the emergence of a revolutionary consciousness in the United States. Fenton’s photographs depict the protests, politics and personalities of this turbulent era with a keen eye for detail and a naive fearlessness that comes only with youth. A brutal document on protest, power, counterculture, violence and anarchy, with introductions by Ericka Huggins and Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party.