Photo legend Eppridge to appear again at Fairfield Museum
Published 2:46 pm, Thursday, June 30, 2011
An exhibit of Eppridge's photos is the main attraction at the museum's "Images 2011" photography show. More than 100 people gathered on May 19 to hear his program, "A Man and his Camera," the museum said.
Eppridge, who lives in New Milford, worked for Life magazine in the 1960s. Some of his best-known photos from that period include The Beatles arriving in the United States for their appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," Barbra Streisand in Paris, the Woodstock Festival, the civil-rights movement, the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Revolution, the Vietnam War, and, most unforgettably, the 1968 presidential candidacy of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
Kennedy befriended Eppridge during the campaign and it was Eppridge who took the iconic photo of busboy Juan Romero cradling the fatally wounded candidate in the seconds after he was shot in California.