Opens Sept. 26, 2014
This year marks an important shift in American culture, as the last of the baby boom generation will turn 50 by the end of 2014. To mark this momentous occasion, AARP has announced a partnership with renowned American documentary filmmaker and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ("The Black List," "The Latino List," "The Out List") to present "The Boomer List," a comprehensive look at 19 iconic boomers — one born in each year of the baby boom (1946 to 1964), including music legend Billy Joel and novelist Amy Tan ("The Joy Luck Club").
"The Boomer List" will come to life later this year as an American Masters documentary film on PBS, premiering Sept. 23; a companion book, available Oct. 1 through aarp.org; and as a photo exhibit at the Newseum, which opens Sept. 26. "The Boomer List" will illuminate important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years, including the environment, arts and entertainment, science, civil rights, LGBT and women's rights, law, politics, public service, the military and technology.
Nineteen large-scale portraits by Greenfield-Sanders of the film's subjects will be featured in the nine-month exhibition at the Newseum, which will be on display through June 30, 2015. Throughout the exhibit's run, the Newseum will host a series of special programs and events that explore how boomers changed the world and the legacy they leave for future generations.
"Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' large-format portraits and interviews offer a unique window into a generation that truly changed the world," said Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. "Through his lens, Newseum visitors will experience the remarkable stories of 19 people whose lives define the baby boom generation and offer a revealing perspective on the news events and stories that continue to shape our culture today."
The Boomer List is sponsored by AARP and is part of its yearlong program, Boomers@50+, which celebrates this influential generation.
AARP is the exclusive sponsor of "The Boomer List" exhibit.