Celebrating 40 years anniversary of The Bed-in for Peace
From the 21st until the 29th of March a commemoration about the legendary Bed-in for Peace
will be held in the Hilton Amsterdam with a tripartite photo exhibition ‘From Holland with Peace’.
Bed-in for Peace
Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono stayed in the Hilton Amsterdam hotel during their
honeymoon in March 1969 and stayed in bed for 7 days in room 1902 (now 702).
During this so-called ‘Bed-in for Peace’ they spoke about peace with the international press.
Their historical action will be set in contemporary perspective in three exhibitions,
all linked with the themes illustrated Photography, Peace and the Netherlands.
Message by photo 1969 – 2009
Is a choice of 40 images, made between 1969 – 2009, these images show what the Netherlands
have produced on illustrated photography within the theme ‘peace’. Professional photographers
will be invited to send in their most lively and visual peace messages, from where a jury of
professionals, experts and affectionate people will make a final choice.
What happened in room 702?
Is the title of a story telling exposition of 40 images that gives you a direct or indirect idea of the
actual Bed-in happening. The material is from professional photographers, among them are
Govert de Roos, Nico Koster , Claude Vanheye and Cor Jaring, completed with historical photo
material by Spaarnephoto.
People like U & Me 4 Peace
Is dedicated to the top 40 best judged images, contributed by the public.
The selection that will be presented is the result of a co-create public photo campaign
where contestants will be asked to send in an actual and unique photographic peace message.
You can also participate: www.flickr.com/groups/fromhollandwithpeace
On Sunday 29th there is a special tribute to John’s music.
You can find more details at the Dutch Beatlesfansfanclub
The expo From Holland with Peace can be visited free of charge
21 – 29 maart 2009
Hilton Hotel Amsterdam
1077 BG Amsterdam