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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.
1968North America • USA 
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Danny Lyon
Crossing the Ohio near Louisville 
1966
Danny Lyon publishes The Bikeriders
  
The Bikeriders 
  
Danny Lyon
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1968Europe • Great BritainAaron Scharf publishes Art and Photography and it is one of the first academic studies to highlight the connections between the two media.
1968Asia • Vietnam 
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Eddie Adams
Street execution of a Viet Cong prisoner, Saigon 
1968
Eddie Adams (Associated Press) photographs Colonel Nguyen Loan (Chief of the South Vietnam National Police) executing a suspect on a Saigon street during the Tet Offensive. (1 February 1968)
1968North America • USAThe First Conference and Workshop of Photographic Collectors of North America is held at Ohio State University. Organized by Walter Johnson it is the first national meeting for those interested in the history of photography.
1968Europe • Czechoslovakia 
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Josef Koudelka
Warsaw Pact tanks invade Prague 
[Invasion 68 Prague] 
1968, August
Tanks from the Warsaw Pact invade Prague to crush a short-lived period of political freedom in Czechoslovakia - the Prague Spring. Josef Koudelka documents the invasion and the photographs are widely published in the West although the name of the photographer is not given. In 1969 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award was awarded anonymously but it was not until sixteen years later that the identity of the photographer is acknowledged. On the fortieth anniversary of the invasion in 2008 Aperture publishes the book Invasion 68: Prague containing two hundred and fifty of the photographs Koudelka took. (21 August 1968)
1969North America • USAGarry Winogrand publishes The Animals
  
Garry Winogrand: The Animals 
  
Garry Winogrand; & John Szarkowski
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1970Europe • GermanyBernd & Hilla Becher publish Anonyme Skulpturen
1970North America • USABruce Davidson publishes East 100th Street
  
Bruce Davidson: East 100th Street 
  
Bruce Davidson (Photographer); Barney Simon; & Mildred Feliciano
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1970North America • USALee Friedlander publishes Self Portrait.
1970North America • USAJacques-Henri Lartigue publishes Diary of a Century.
1970North America • USAThe first PhotoHistory Symposia is held at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. This has been held every three years since 1970 and is indicative of increasing scholarly interest in the history of photography.
1971Asia • JapanNobuyoshi Araki publishes Sentimental Journey.
1971North America • USALarry Clark publishes Tulsa
  
Tulsa 
  
Larry Clark
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1971North America • USA 
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Danny Lyon
Prisoner suffering from heat exhaustion, Ellis Prison Farm, Texas 
[Conversations with the Dead] 
1968
Danny Lyon publishes Conversations with the Dead.

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