People’s Park Berkeley Riots 1969 Cafe Royal Books

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Janine Wiedel recalls, ‘I took these photos in 1969, in April of that year students and local residents of Berkeley had occupied a piece of land belonging to the state-owned University of California, in Berkeley. Berkeley was a campus town, birthplace of the Free Speech Movement …’

‘At 4am, on what became known as ‘Bloody Thursday’, 250 Highway Patrol and Berkeley police officers took over the park …’

Café Royal Books publishes limited edition Photobooks coveted by fans and collected by major institutions. The Zines focus on British documentary photography. Café Royal is run and founded by Craig Atkinson.

Craig explains ‘My aim is to create a focussed and complete archive of British documentary photography. I publish roughly 70 titles each year with a small edition ‘archive box’ every 100th title. These archive boxes are aimed at major collections, libraries and museums — helping to increase the visibility of the work and making the books publicly accessible for as long as possible. Collectors are wide and varied but include, MoMA NY, Harvard University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, The British Library, The Hyman Collection, Martin Parr Foundation, TATE, V&A / National Art Library’.

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Description

36 pages
14cm x 20cm

Additional information

Weight 80 g
Dimensions 16.0 × 0.3 × 23.0 cm

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