On Sept. 29, 1975, the 104 orchestra members went on strike for 46 days after an extension on their contract had expired.
A goal of the photographer was not to defend Rodney Woodson, but rather to humanize him.
“I try to build bridges between people who seem culturally disparate,” John Kaplan said.
Kaplan’s photograph of “Phil: Teen Idol” holding a snake is perhaps the most famous photograph in the series.
“We had to prove that the people who got the organs, in this case the wealthy foreign nationals, were not as ill as those being bypassed”