Final few days
PJ Thorne
16:42 8th September 2016

Photographer Baron Wolman was present at one of the most iconic music festivals of all time; Woodstock in August 1969.

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He was chief photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine at the time and found himself to be in the perfect place to personify an event that drew over 300,000 people.

Woodstock was held in upstate New York and has garnered itself in rock history as the event that saw the rock generation take on a whole new level.

Wolman had already taken shots of many of the performers who took to the stage.

These included Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and many more over the three days.

This exhibition, now in its final few days is a superb one (which I can personally recommend). Taking what Wolman calls a very different style of photography and instead of recording the bands on stage he decided to tackle the experience as a whole.

These images record the huge crowds, behind the scenes and backstage shots. Un-planned solo pieces and such iconic works that see fans clamber up the sound tower.

Woodstock was a one-off event and it defined an era.

Unlike modern festivals Woodstock was an event that had no aspirations beyond bringing music to the people and it embraced the era. It will always be a talking point and these pictures are a perfect way to see just why it was so well received.

If you can get to it before it ends on September 11th 2016, get along to see ‘Woodstock By Baron Wolman’ at Proud Gallery in London. It is open 11am-5pm and is free to view.