A man holds a pro-vegetarian poster amongst the crowd, Woodstock Festival, August 1969 © Baron Wolman/ Iconic Images
You bought the book, now go see a new exhibition! "Woodstock by Baron Wolman" is at Proud Gallery in Camden, London, from July 28 to September 11, 2016.
You can join us on opening night when you share this blog post and comment on my Facebook and Twitter, or Proud's. Just mention aCurator. See you there!
Crowd lying on the grass, August 1969 © Baron Wolman/ Iconic Images
Read about Baron's experiences photographing the crowds as well as the bands at Woodstock in The Guardian. "People had no idea what they were buying a ticket for. Now you know - you go to Glastonbury, and everything is planned, no question. The barriers, the tickets, everything that's typical of big modern festivals. At Woodstock, nobody knew how to plan a festival of this size, so things evolved organically. I saw it happening and it was magic... There was a spirit in the air, man. There was a spirit that was communicated, without stating it, that this thing was to be peaceful."