‘Day by Day: 1968’ Exhibit Revisits a Tumultuous Year

“John Lennon and Yoko Ono​, 1968″/Photo credit AP Wirephoto/via the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  The “Day by Day:  1968” exhibit runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 30.

By Greg C. Truax, Publisher

​The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will open an exhibition in October of 366 vintage black and white news photographs, a photo for every day of 1968, one of the most tumultuous years of the 20th Century in America.

All of the  “Day by Day:  1968” images, which are from a private collection, are original press images taken from newspapers and other popular media, according to the museum located in downtown Tampa.

The year 1968 was a time of dramatic social change and political upheaval in America. The photographic exhibit,  a big step back in time, highlights dramatic events such as the Vietnam War and the space race, an intense competition between the United States and the old Soviet Union for dominance in spaceflight.

“We feel so privileged to be able to bring recognition to the past, through a present exhibition that shows the ​transformative and challenging year in our history​,” said Executive Director Zora Carrier, Ph.D. “Our guests will be able to experience the impact of the​ countless life-changing moments that define that year,​ as if they were viewing the original press pieces for the first time.”

“Day by Day: 1968”, which opens on Oct 1., will be on view during regular museum operating hours and is included in the price of a general admission.  For more information  about the exhibition and other programming at the museum, visit FMoPA.

 

Greg C. Truax

Greg C. Truax

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