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Dennis Hopper's lost prints on show in Berlin

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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in Montgomery, Ala., 1965.

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Paul Newman sits in Malibu, Calif., 1964.

The Journal of Photography — Lying hidden away in Dennis Hopper’s home until their discovery months after the artist’s death in 2010, this collection of photographs, exhibited in 1969-70 at the Fort Worth Art Center Museum, and now in Berlin, is a testament to Hopper’s prolific and enormous talent behind the camera. These photographs are spontaneous, intimate, poetic, observant, and decidedly political. While some are portraits of figures within Hopper’s circle of actor, artist, musician, and poet friends — including Jane Fonda, Paul Newman, and Robert Rauschenberg — they also include images from his extensive travels in Los Angeles, New York, London, Mexico, and Peru. Hopper’s abiding support of the civil rights movement and social justice is evident in his shots from the march on Selma and Harlem street scenes. Throughout this volume Hopper’s sensitive, keenly observant eye shines through, making it clear that he was a deeply committed chronicler of the events that were unfolding around him.

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A Standard gas station sits open in Los Angeles, 1961.

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Andy Warhol and members of The Factory, Gregory Markopoulos, Taylor Mead, Gerard Malanga, Jack Smith, in New York City, 1963.