William Klein, Maydays

May ‘68, Paris: An extraordinary chronicle of an extraordinary moment, Maydays observes students, workers and the activities of the various assemblies and committees within the Sorbonne as the first protests begin to spill out into the streets. Lucidly detailing the heady climate of revolution, Klein follows the growing unrest as it moves beyond the city’s limits. His camera captures the emergence of some of the movement’s leaders, such as Daniel Cohn-Bendit, aka Dany the Red. The rawness of Klein’s work generates a visceral sense of the events as they happen, conveying the complete spectrum of confusion, contradiction and urgency that marked this landmark moment.

This event is related to the exhibition William Klein + Daido Moriyama