Monday, January 16, 2012

Flavorwire's 10 Iconic Civil Rights Photographers

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, Flavorwire put together an incredible series of photos by important photographers who captured the Civil Rights Movement. Here's one of my favorites in the series, by James Karales:

This is a photo of the Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965. I also found this one really powerful precisely because it isn't of fire hoses and police dogs; it puts a face to racism:

Taken by Bruce Davidson in 1962
It also reminds me of my mom telling me that as a girl in segregated Ohio, she asked her mom why they never got to go into the soda shop that looked like so much fun. She and her mother passed that soda shop almost every day. And her mother had to explain to her that there were people that didn't like them because of their skin.

See the rest of the photos here.

2 comments:

  1. Amazing. I like that photo of the Civil Rights Movement march. Those dark clouds above the marchers plus the American flag brought out a moving effect on the meaning of the picture.

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  2. Those were the days when people are very proud of what they are fighting for because majority of the public sympathize with them. They have no other motive but to be treated equal.

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