An Eye for LIFE

Bob Gomel took a gig snapping photos for LIFE in 1959, and he continued with the photojournalism-heavy magazine until it ceased weekly publication in the early '70s. But, when LIFE was still in its heyday, the magazine's prominence and popularity offered Gomel a front row perspective not given to just any photojournalist. And from that perspective, Gomel documented America at a turbulent turning point in its history. Multiple Exposures: LIFE Photographer Bob Gomel Looks Back at the '60s is on display now at Afterimage Gallery, located at 2800 Routh St., Suite #141 in The Quadrangle. The exhibit features color and black and white photos of politicians, celebrities, sports figures and memorable events of the turbulent decade. And, from moments like "John F. Kennedy's Body Lies in State at the Capitol Rotunda" to "Malcolm X tries to Calm the Ebullient Champion" (which features a composed X standing opposite a shouting Muhammad Ali) to "Paul and John Rehearsing Before Ed Sullivan Show," Gomel's photographs are unforgettable--teeming with as much beauty and emotion as historical significance. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; Multiple Exposures hangs though March 22. Call 214-871-9140 or visit afterimagegallery.com.
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 29. Continues through March 22, 2011
 
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