Greenwich Village in the 1960s:
The Photography of Robert Otter
He made his living as a commercial photographer, but his soul yearned for something more… Robert (Bob) Otter captured Greenwich Village unlike any other photographer of his era. He was a native New Yorker as well as a Village resident, and preserved the neighborhood through his masterful imagery: a vibrant, bohemian community perceived by many as the “eye of the hurricane” that was the Sixties. A haven for an unusual assortment of artists, families, counter-culture types, philosophers, working folks, and various oddballs, Otter’s lens caught it all. His photographs were recently featured in Village Preservation’s Greenwich Village Stories, a collection of vignettes and images by Villagers about the Village.
More than ten years after the introduction of Otter’s photographic collection to the public, rare treasures of historic Greenwich Village continue to be unearthed. His son, Ned Otter, who archived the collection, will present a slide lecture that explores both newly discovered and iconic images of Otter’s 1960s Greenwich Village.
Robert Otter prints and copies of Greenwich Village Stories will be available for sale.
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- Monday, November 3, 2014
- 6:30 pm
King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Square South