Sixties Pop Icons: Unseen / Bruce MacCallum

March 2012

Exhibit opening, screening, & talk

Tuesday March 20, 2012, 7:30 PM
Moderated by Sacha Lecca, senior photo editor at Rolling Stone

I was a student at the University of Miami, doing work study at the school paper to get by. I heard about Woodstock and told my editor, ‘I’ll cover it for the paper.’ I had a limited budget and limited rolls of film, so I concentrated on Jimi and others I hadn’t shot before.

- Bruce MacCallum


BRUCE MACCALLUM grew up in Hackensack, New Jersey. As a student at the University of Miami, he worked for the college paper, The Miami Hurricane, from 1969-71, shooting rock concerts on campus—Santana, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Sly & the Family Stone. In August of 1969, he traveled the east coast photographing that summer’s music festivals, Atlanta Pop and Woodstock among them. After graduating in 1972, he exchanged his still camera for a film camera: In his long career as a focus puller and cameraman, Bruce has worked on almost 100 movies, including Raging Bull, Witness, All that Jazz, Silence of the Lambs, Ransom, Julie & Julia, and The Adjustment Bureau.


All photos © Bruce MacCallum.