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1960North America • USA 
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James Wallace Black
Aerial view of Boston 
1860, 13 October
James Wallace Black took an aerial photograph of Boston, MA, USA. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Robert O. Dougan Collection, Gift of Warner Communications Inc., 1981 (1981.1229.4) (13 October 1960)
1960North America • USAIrving Penn publishes Moments Preserved.
1960Asia • JapanInejiro Asanuma (Chairman of Japan's Socialist Party) is assassinated in the Hibiya Hall in Tokyo by a right wing student. Yasushi Nagao, working for the Tokyo daily newspaper Mainichi photographs the stabbing. (12 October 1960)
1961Europe • Great Britain 
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Bill Brandt
Book cover for "Perspective of Nudes" (London: the Bodley Head) 
1961
Bill Brandt publishes Perspective of Nudes.
1962North America • USA 
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Frederick Sommer
Book cover for Frederick Sommer, 1962, Frederick Sommer 1939-1962 Photographs, (New York: Aperture) 
1962
Frederick Sommer publishes Frederick Sommer 1939-1962 Photographs
1963Asia • Japan 
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Eikoh Hosoe
Book cover for Eikoh Hosoe "Ba-Ra-Kei [Killed by Roses]" (Tokyo, Shuei-sha, 1963) 
1963
Eikoh Hosoe and the novelist Yukio Mishima publish Killed by Roses. The ardent nationalist Mishima commits suicide by seppuku on 25 November 1970.
1963Asia • VietnamThich Quang Doc, a Buddhist priest, burns himself to death as a protest over religious freedom on a street in Saigon. Malcolm Browne (AP) photographs the protest. (11 June 1963)
1963North America • USAJack Ruby assassinates Lee Harvey Oswald - the supposed killer of President John F. Kennedy who had died two days earlier. Robert Jackson (Dallas Times-Herald) photographs the exact moment of the shooting and is awarded the 1964 Pulitzer Prize. (24 November 1963)
1964North America • USA 
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Harry Callahan
Book cover for "Photographs: Harry Callahan" (Santa Barbara, California: El Mochuelo Gallery, 1964) 
1964
Harry Callahan publishes Photographs.
1965North America • USA 
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Peter Beard
Book cover for Peter Beard "The End of the Game: The Old Africa and the New" (New York: The Viking Press, 1965) 
1965
Peter Hill Beard publishes The End of the Game which uses a scrapbook style linking his photographs to the destruction of African wildlife.
1965North America • USAEmmet Gowin publishes Concerning America and Alfred Stieglitz, and Myself.
1965Asia • JapanKikuji Kawada publishes The Map.
1965North America • USA 
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Helen Levitt
Book cover for Helen Levitt "A Way of Seeing. Text by James Agee" (New York: the Viking Press, 1965) 
1965
Helen Levitt publishes A Way of Seeing
  
A Way of Seeing 
  
Helen Levitt
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1965Europe • Great BritainHelmut Gernsheim & Alison Gernsheim publish A Concise History of Photography with the first edition published by Thames and Hudson in the UK and Grosset & Dunlap in the USA.
1966North America • USA 
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Walker Evans
Book cover for Walker Evans & James Agee (introduction), 1966, Many Are Called, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin) 
1966
Walker Evans publishes Many Are Called which includes his subway portraits taken with a concealed camera. 
  
Many Are Called 
  
Walker Evans (Photographer)
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1966North America • USA 
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Edward Ruscha
Book cover for Ed Ruscha "Every Building on the Sunset Strip" (Hollywood: Self-published, Printed by Cinema Center Printing Co., [1971) 
1971
Edward Ruscha publishes Every Building on the Sunset Strip.
1966North America • USAA meeting is held in the home of Willis Stockdale to found the Antique Photographic Society of Rochester. In May 1968 it changes its name to The Photographic Historical Society which is still active. (14 January 1966)
1967North America • USA 
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Ugo Mulas
Book cover for Ugo Mulas "New York: the New Art Scene. Text by Alan Solomon" (New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1967) 
1967
Ugo Mulas publishes New York: The New Art Scene.
1967North America • USAAndy Warhol publishes Andy Warhol's Index (Book)
1967North America • USAThe New Documents exhibition at MoMA in New York shows the works of Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand. The curator John Szarkowski selected three photographers who were more edgy that those previously shown. The show was a conscious break from the old masters of photography and the rather sentimental humanist approach that had developed with the 1955 Family of Man exhibition also held in MoMA.

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