January 22, 2012
The Golden Age of Late-20th Century Photography
By GLloyd Rowsey
Millions participated, thousands succeeded, hundreds became rich and famous, but in retrospect, Annie Leibovitz was (and still is) the greatest American photographic artist of our time.
The following four photographs are all courtesy of Artnet.com. After one of them, The Whiz Kids, I've interjected a brief comment in the interests of clarity. After three of them, I've identified the Gallery where copies may be purchased.
From left to right, Scorcese, Spielberg, Coppola, and Lucas. Currently for sale at the Fahey/Klein Gallery.
Currently for sale at the Edwynn Houk Gallery.
I couldn't ascertain the name of a gallery where copies of QE-II are for sale.
Currently for sale at the Fahey/Klein Gallery.
I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest Service in San Francisco as a Clerk-Typist, GS-4. I was active in the USFS's union for several years, including a brief stint as editor of The Forest Service Monitor, the nationwide voice of the Forest Service in the National Federation of Federal Employees. Howsoever, I now believe my most important contribution while editor of the F.S.M. was bringing to the attention of F.S. employees the fact that the Black-Footed Ferret was not extinct; one had been found in 1980 on a national forest in the Colorado. In 2001 I retired from the USFS after attaining the age of 60 with 23 years of service. Stanford University was evidently unimpressed with my efforts to make USFS investigative reports of tort claim incidents available to tort claimants (ie, "the public"), alleging the negligence of a F.S. employee acting in the scope of his/her duties caused their damages, under the Freedom of Information Act. Oh well. What'cha gonna do?