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Recent Acquisitions 6

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Serge Hambourg self-portrait taken across the street from the Sorbonne, May 10, 1968, print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
20 x 16 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.1

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Line of police holding back crowd near the Place de la Sorbonne, May 9, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.2

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Demonstration at the Place Denfert-Rochereau, May 10, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.3

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Demonstrators (including Daniel Cohn-Bendit sitting with left hand raised) on Le Lion de Bellfort (1880) by sculptor Francois Auguste Bartholdi at Place Denfert-Rochereau, May 10, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
24 x 28 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.4

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Crowd of marching protestors with sign reading “Sorbonne Teachers against Repression”  May 10, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.5

The year 1968 was pivotal to the political, social, and cultural histories of not only the United States and France but also many other countries across the globe. It was a time of protest, war, and political violence and upheaval. In January the Vietnam War escalated when the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese army launched the massive Tet Offensive against South Vietnamese troops and U.S. forces. Two months later, bowing to the increasing unpopularity of American involvement in the war, Lyndon Johnson withdrew from the U.S. presidential race after a near loss to peace candidate Eugene McCarthy in the New Hampshire primary. That same month a violent demonstration against the Vietnam War in London led to many injuries, while student protests on this and other issues erupted in Germany, Italy, and Poland as well. In April German student leader Rudi Dutschke survived an assassination attempt; at Columbia University in New York City students took over the administration buildings and shut down the school. That same month civil rights leader Martin Luther King was assassinated, and in June Bobby Kennedy was killed in Los Angeles while campaigning in a presidential primary. Later that summer antiwar protestors battled police in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention. In September student protests began in Japan; they would last until the following February. Another major event of 1968 occurred in France, where in May students and workers demonstrated in Paris against the conservative government of General Charles de Gaulle. The protests had actually begun in March with students at Nanterre, a university in the suburbs outside Paris. Their demands for reforms at the university level quickly grew by early May into massive demonstrations in Paris against the government itself. In mid-May seven to ten million students and workers went out on a general strike; coupled with wildcat and sitdown strikes, this event virtually shut down the economy for two weeks. Serge Hambourg, a French photojournalist working for the Parisian weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, took photographs of these events. One can almost feel the groundswell of popular sentiment and the strong presence of the youthful student leaders in galvanizing the demonstrators. Hambourg’s keen eye and artistic sense are present in these images, which represent events that still reverberate almost forty years later.

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Demonstrators on the Rue Monge, Paris, May 10, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
28 x 24 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.6

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Police surrounding man with first-aid workers behind them, Latin Quarter, May 10, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
24 x 28 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.7

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Police running, Latin Quarter, May 10, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.8

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Building barricades at night, Latin Quarter, May 10-11, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.9

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Building barricades near the Sorbonne University, May 10, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.10

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Man and Woman standing near debris on Paris boulevard near the Sorbonne, May 11, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
20 x 16 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.11

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Barricade and overturned car, rue St. Jacques; the Sorbonne is to the right, May 11, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.12

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Student leaders Alain Geismar (arms crossed), Daniel Cohn-Bendit (hands in front of his face), and Jacques Sauvageot (in turtleneck) march together during student/worker demonstration, March 13, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.13

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Student leader Jacques Sauvageot at demonstration, May 13, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
28 x 24 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.14

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Demonstration with workers carrying CGT banner (Confédération générale du travail, or Heneral Confederation of Labor), May 13, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.15

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Demonstrator holding tear gas grenade, May 13, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
24 x 28 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.16

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Marchers carrying flags, May 13, 1968; print 2006\
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
20 x 16 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.17

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Protestors at the Place de la République, May 13, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.18

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Man with sign mounted on broom reading "For Sweeping away the Police State," during demonstration, May 13, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
20 x 16 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.19

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Sorbonne Courtyard, May 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
24 x 28 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.20

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Two students at the Sorbonne sitting next to statue of Louis Pasteur with graffiti reading "Liberate Expression," May 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
20 x 16 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.21

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Posters at the Faculté de Médecine with banner above door reading, "Student Power," May 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.22

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Posters in classroom at an atelier at the École des Beaux-Arts, May 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
20 x 16 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.23

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Poster showing Hitler with a de Gaulle mask; the Cross of Lorraine replaces the swastika on his armband, May 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
20 x 16 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.24

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Pro-Gaullist demonstration, May 30, 1969; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.25

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Pro-Gaullist demonstration at the Arc de Triomphe, May 30, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.26

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Pro-Gaullist demonstrators waving the French flag, May 30, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
28 x 24 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.27

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Pro-Gaullist demonstration, May 30, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.28

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Pro-Gaullist demonstrators with "Peace in France" signs at the Place Clemenceau, May 30, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
16 x 20 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.29

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Demonstration of artists, writers, and students, Place du Palais Royal, July 16, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
24 x 28 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.30

Serge Hambourg, French, born 1936
Arrested protestor at the demonstration of artists, writers, and students, Place du Palais Royal, July 16, 1968; print 2006
Digital print from scanned 35 mm black and white negative
20 x 16 in.
Gift of the artist; 2006.90.31

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