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Bev Grant
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope

Media:Photography;


ARTIST STATEMENT: In the late 60’s I became involved in the anti-war protests and women’s liberation movement. I had also recently acquired a Pentax 35mm camera and began taking it with me to the many demonstrations and other events happening, mostly in New York City. Some of these photos were used by the underground press at that time through Liberation News Service and NY Newsreel. I also began writing songs and performing around the same time. By the early 70s, all of my attention was focused on music and I stopped my photographic career. About three years ago, I began getting requests for photos I had taken at the Miss America Beauty Pageant protest on Sept. 7, 1968, which I had participated in. The negatives were stored in an old shoe box in my closet. Channel 13 did a series called “Makers” and processed and used some my photos in their segment on the Women’s Liberation Movement. More recently, I was interviewed for a film about Newsreel where the subject of my still photos came up. The filmmaker, now my friend, lent me a scanner that processes negatives into digital images, and Presto! Here is the result. I have well over 2,000 images that have been a delight for me to see, most of them for the first time. Some of them, I have no recollection of taking. In any case, I thought more people might be interested in seeing them, as well, so here is one way to do so. I am still making music, but recently bought a “real” camera. My Iphone has been my go to camera up to now. If you’d like to check out my music (I just released a new cd), here’s a link to my music website. www.bevgrant.com
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  • Denise Oliver - The Young Lords Party
    1970

  • Young Lords Party Garbage Offensive
    1969
    A protest against the lack of sanitation services above 96th Street where East Harlem borders the Upper East Side.

  • East Harlem residents
    1969
    Participants in the Young Lords Party Garbage Offensive

  • Abuelas (grannies) in East Harlem
    1969

  • Meeting between The Young Lords & the Black Panther Party
    1969
    Felipe Luciano, Donald Cox and Pablo Yoruba Guzman meeting in the office of the Young Lords Party.

  • Black Panther Party Free Breakfast for Children
    1969
    One of the community services provided by the Black Panther Party

  • Kids in front of the NYC Black Panther Party Office
    1969

  • Legalize Abortion Rally at Rockefeller Center
    1968

  • Miss America Beauty Pageant Protesters
    1968
    On the boardwalk in Atlantic City

  • W.I.T.C.H. Hex on Wall Street
    1968
    Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (W.I.T.C.H.) hex on Wall Street

  • Anti-Imperialist Demonstration
    1968

  • Poor People's Campaign
    1968
    NYC Rally for the Poor People's Campaign

  • Vietnam Vets Against the War in Central Park
    1968

  • July 4th at Coney Island
    1968

  • Fidel Castro
    1969
    Fidel Castro speaking at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Cuban Revolution

  • Old lady on a Lower East Side stoop

  • Columbia Student Strikers in Central Park
    Solidarity with the Poor People's Campaign

  • Union Square News Stand
    1968
    The day Robert Kennedy died

  • Good Humor Wagon
    1968

  • Double dutch on Forsyth Street in NYC
 








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