March 31, 2014
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (Courtesy Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)

Newseum, AARP Celebrate Remarkable Baby Boom Generation With Photo Exhibit

This year marks an important shift in American culture, as the last of the baby boom generation will turn 50 by the end of 2014. To mark this momentous occasion, AARP has announced a partnership with renowned American documentary filmmaker and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders to present "The Boomer List," a comprehensive look at 19 iconic boomers — one born in each year of the baby boom (1946 to 1964). "The Boomer List" will come to life later this year as an American Masters documentary film on PBS, a companion book, and as a photo exhibit at the Newseum.

"The Boomer List" exhibit will illuminate important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years, including the environment, arts and entertainment, science, civil rights, LGBT and women's rights, law, politics, public service, the military and technology. Nineteen large-scale portraits of the film's subjects will be featured in the nine-month exhibition at the Newseum, which opens Sept. 26, 2014.

Throughout the exhibit's run, the Newseum will host a series of special programs and events that explore how boomers changed the world and the legacy they leave for future generations.

"Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' large-format portraits and interviews offer a unique window into a generation that truly changed the world," said Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. "Through his lens, Newseum visitors will experience the remarkable stories of 19 people whose lives define the baby boom generation and offer a revealing perspective on the news events and stories that continue to shape our culture today."

"The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders" will be on display exclusively at the Newseum Sept. 26, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

 

AARP

AARP is the exclusive sponsor of "The Boomer List" exhibit.

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