Ashe '68 Photo Exhibit
A series of photographs by John Zimmerman documenting Arthur Ashe’s historic victory at the first US Open. Launched this past July at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, it features (16) 4’ x 6’ Vibrachrome panels with text, and is currently exhibited at the the Billie Jean King National Tennis center on the South Plaza, a few feet from the iconic Arthur Ashe statue and in the shadow of Arthur Ashe Stadium. The ways in which Ashe operated both on and off court were uniquely captured by the American photographer John G. Zimmerman, who on September 9 and 10, 1968, had the exclusive opportunity to follow Ashe while on assignment for LIFE magazine. This resulted in hundreds of never-before-seen pictures. Apart from a handful of images, the photo essay remained unpublished. The 50th anniversary of Ashe’s victory provides the ideal occasion to finally release these profound materials.