An evening with Henry Diltz, official Woodstock photographer

19 Jul 2019 | 12:37

    “Behind the Lens” with Henry Diltz is an exclusive opportunity to experience a documentary-style presentation depicting five decades of the iconic rock & roll photography and Diltz's stories behind the photos.
    Diltz will share a 90-minute slide show documentary of his photographic rock nostalgia accompanied by his personal accounts of capturing legends of rock and roll on film. Behind the Lens is a ticketed event on Sunday, Aug. 11, at Pennings Farm Cidery in Warwick.
    A total audio/visual experience
    Multiple large LED screens will display crisp imagery, and a sound system will be set up on the hillside behind Pennings Farm Cidery so that, no matter where guests are seated, everyone will have a total audio/visual experience.
    In the world of rock photographers, there are none as extraordinary as Henry Diltz. Catch a personal viewing of Diltz’s renowned photography that graced hundreds of album covers; has been featured in magazines, newspapers and books; is on exhibit in his Morrison Hotel Gallery, and captured the unbridled vibe of Woodstock in powerful photographic essays.
    A visual rock and roll historian
    During this special event, Diltz showcases some of his most iconic rock & roll photographs and the compelling stories behind them.
    The presentation will include an exclusive selection of photos from the 1969 Woodstock festival, which Diltz is curating especially for the Pennings audience during the summer of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.
    Diltz was the only official Woodstock photographer hired by Michael Lang, the festival organizer.
    Since then, he has become a visual historian of the last five decades of popular music, working with The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Eagles, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, America and scores of other artists.
    Glenn Frey of the Eagles described Diltz as a visual rock and roll historian: “This is not history, this is evidence.”