Photographing the women who blazed a trail through the 60s and 70s


From Twiggy to Jackie Kennedy, an exhibition in Berlin collates portraits of the women who shaped the style, politics and attitudes of the world we live in today.

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, daughter of a wealthy Wall Street businessman, was unlike most girls her age. When she was just 18-years-old, she wrote down in her school notebook her plans for the future: “Not to be a housewife.” 12 years later, she became the First Lady of the United States, as her husband John F. Kennedy was sworn into the presidency in 1961.

The Kennedys Museum in Berlin recently opened an art exhibition showcasing portraits of powerful women pioneers like Kennedy alongside pop culture icons like Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand, among others. They’re all on show in a photo exhibition called Decades of Change: Iconic Women of the 1960s and 1970s, which runs until October 16.


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