Friday, November 12th


A Mad Day Out, 1968, by Stephen Goldblatt

On Sunday, July 28th 1968, in the midst of recording sessions for the White Album, The Beatles decided to spend a “Mad Day Out” being photographed at seemingly random locations all over London. This exhibition of photographs by Stephen Goldblatt traces that day and the madcap and energy of the Beatles roaming and playing through London.

Stephen Goldblatt began his career as a news photographer, including work for the London Sunday Times, and later specializing in shooting rock stars, including The Beatles at the peak of their popularity. He ran Anthony Armstrong-Jones’ studio in Pimlico for three years before attending the Royal College of Art Film School. Upon graduation, he went to work shooting documentaries and animation, much of it in 16mm. Among his assignments were two “Disappearing World” episodes for Granada TV. He became a director of photography in 1980 for the feature, Breaking Glass. He has been nominated for an Oscar twice: Prince of Tides (1991) and Batman Forever (1995) and has been director of Photography for Julie and Julia, Angels in America, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Rent, Charlie Wilsons War, The Pelican Brief, The Cotton Club and is currently finishing The Help based on the #1 NY Times best seller list novel.


The Graduate School of Journalism


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