The Movement

THE MOVEMENT: BOB ADELMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS ERA PHOTOGRAPHY

No man is an island, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama. 1963 “The police and firemen used a brute show of force to try to stop the ongoing demonstrations. It didn’t work on this day. Rather than fleeing, the protestors hung on to each other and were able to stand up to the full fury of the water, though not without casualties. I have never witnessed such cruelty. There was almost as much moisture behind the lens as in front. I gave a print of this picture to Dr. King. He studied it and said, ‘I am startled that out of so much pain some beauty came."
Pictures from the exhibit: The Movement

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, NSU Art Museum presented an exhibition featuring the imagery of renowned photographer Bob Adelman.
Organized by NSU Art Museum as part of its Foto Fort Lauderdale initiative and curated by Peter Boswell.

 

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