15 Year Old Who Photographed John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-In Reflects on the Moment 50 Years Later

In 1969, 15 year old Dutch photographer Govert De Roos snuck into Room 702 of the Hilton Amsterdam with a fake press pass to capture some of the most iconic images of the infamous John Lennon and Yoko Ono Bed-In for Peace. While preparing for an exhibition celebrating the 50 year anniversary, de Roos reflects on the profound message of the moment and how it still applies today.

This year is the 50th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s iconic bed-in for peace at the Hilton Amsterdam. Despite being only 15 years old at the time, photographer Govert De Roos tells us how he was able to find a way into the room to capture some of the most recognizable images of that moment.

via PetaPixel

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