50 years after Woodstock, Wisconsin photographer’s photos will be displayed

50 years after Woodstock, Wisconsin photographer’s photos will be displayed
Mark Goff via Wikimedia Commons

Mark Goff captured images at Woodstock that no one ever saw.

The 22-year-old photographer for an underground paper took hundreds of pictures of the performers and the crowd that weekend. Some were published. The negatives were filed away at his Milwaukee home and barely mentioned as Goff raised two daughters, changed careers and, last November, died of cancer.

Dozens of Goff’s Woodstock shots are being displayed 50 years later thanks to efforts by artist Nick Clemente, who wants to shine a light on the little-known photographer.

Clemente printed about 70 that will be starting to show and be put on sale at a half-dozen Hudson Valley galleries this month.

For Goff’s daughters, the photos are a window into what their father saw during that chaotic summer weekend in 1969.

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