Elliott Landy


Elliott Landy is an American photographer and writer best known for his iconic photographs from the Sixties Classic Rock period, especially Bob Dylan. He was probably one of the first music photographers to be recognised as an "artist.”


He began photographing the anti-Vietnam-war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967. His images of Bob Dylan and the Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene during the period culminating in the 1969 Woodstock Festival, of which he was the official photographer.


After Woodstock, Elliott moved on to other inspirations and art forms, photographing his own children and travels, creating impressionist flower photographs and doing motion and kaleidoscopic photography in both still and film formats. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and published on the covers of major US and international magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, Life, Rolling Stone and the Saturday Evening Post.