Eve Crane takes us back to the 60s with her historic photograph of civil rights activists James Baldwin and Bobby Seale.
When Eve Crane walked into the A’Kasha Gallery in Beaverton with her portfolio, owner Steve Smith said he felt like he was looking at buried treasure.
Crane’s stunning black-and-white images take us inside some of the 1960′s most intimidating groups. She relied on her good eye, great timing and well-connected friends, like Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver, to tell her what was going on and where, so she could go there and take photos.
With subjects like the Hell’s Angels, Huey Newton, Bobby Seale and David Hilliard, her photos reveal the heady excitement of turbulent times. Forty years later, Eve herself is the subject of a retrospective.
“Art Beat,” a regular program of Oregon Public Broadcasting will profile the photographer’s work on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.