First Photographer’s Eye This Wednesday 2/24

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Photographer’s Eye: The Forrest Gump of LSD: The Visionary Imagery of Roger Steffens and The Family Acid

Wednesday, February 24th, 12:15pm
Central Library, Meeting Room A

Reservations not required. Doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the program.

Published in 2015, The Family Acid represents a collection of Counter Culture photographs, particularly from California in the ‘70s, made by Roger Steffens, a ten year veteran of KCRW. His archives contain a third of a million slides, prints and digital images.

As an actor, author, archivist, broadcaster and lecturer, Steffens toured the world and was never without his camera. His first book of photos, released at 72 in February of 2015, has already sold out and has received rapturous reviews comparing him to Forrest Gump, Zelig, Hunter S. Thompson and Timothy Leary.

The BBC-TV World News declared that Steffens has had “one of the most captivating lives in American history.” He will tell the stories behind some of his most reproduced images and preview his latest psychedelic series, “Dancing with Light.”

Sponsored by Photo Friends. Presented by the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection.