Rowland Scherman Revisited – Celebrated Photo Journalist
A Short History on Rowland Scherman: In 1961 Rowland Scherman became the first photographer for the Peace Corps, documenting the work of volunteers all over the world. His photos helped define the image of the agency we know today. He became a freelance photographer in 1963. In August of that year, he was the official photographer for the March on Washington. His photographs appeared in Life, Look, National Geographic, Time, Paris Match & Playboy among many others.
Rowland photographed many of the iconic musical, cultural and political events of the 60’s including the 1963 Newport Folk Festival, the Peace Marches in Washington, DC, the Beatles 1st Tour and Woodstock. He traveled with Robert F. Kennedy on his campaign for the presidency, went on tour with Judy Collins and was in the studio when Crosby, Stills and Nash recorded their first album. In 1968, he won a Grammy Award for the cover photo of Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits.
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Art photo on front page: top detail of “Billie Holiday” by Carole Ann Danner, oil/canvas