Members Event | End of an Era: Life Magazine’s Final Decade


Members Event | End of an Era: Life Magazine’s Final Decade

Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012), Cover of Life, special edition, August 11, 1969. LIFE Picture Collection. ©1969 The Picture Collection Inc. All rights reserved.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
5:30 PM EDT

Join us for an exclusive, members-only online event with the curators of Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, who will discuss the role photography played in the weekly magazine during the years leading up to its final issue in December 1972. Focusing on Life’s last decade, this talk will look specifically at how the magazine portrayed some of the tumultuous events on the 1960s, including the civil rights movement, the assassination of President Kennedy, the Vietnam War, and the 1969 moon landing.

Presenters include:

Katherine Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum
Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Senior Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Alissa Schapiro, PhD candidate in art history, Northwestern University

Please note that registration is required to attend this virtual event, open exclusively to members. If you are already a member, click here to register now.  If you are not currently a member, click here for your free membership.

Free registration at (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, enter the Zoom webinar, then open a separate web browser to visit, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar" español "o el idioma de su elección.

Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.