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Review: Charles Moore at Kasher Gallery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014
DATE: April 27, 2011

The Civil Rights and Beyond
Exhibition on view through May 7, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Addressing a
Meeting of the Montgomery Improvement
Association, 1958, Courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery
The Kasher Gallery's presentation of nearly 60 prints, mostly vintage, by photographer Charles Moore is the most extensive and broad-reaching exhibition of the photographer's work to date. The images in The Civil Rights and Beyond are iconic. As a photographer for Life Magazine these moments were burned into our minds by the popular media of the day.

Alabama Fire Department Aims High-Pressure Water Hoses
at Civil Rights Demonstrators, Birmingham Protests, May 1963,
Courtesy of steven Kasher Gallery
We need not even step into time; we are taken back to moments not long past or easily forgotten: protesters marching in pride or morning, activists resisting the police's brutal efforts by hose or canine to deter, control or quiet the coming change. These prints encapsulate moments that cry out with the voice of the people. Every bit as powerful today as the day they were made these works stur our inner being. The case us to fear, to hope, to remember that the struggle for equality and justice was won with grace, pride, and resistance, but not ease. Change came not by request but by demand- repeated, steady and on the part of the protesters, peaceful demand.

Racial Violence, Montgomery, Alabama, 1960, Courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery

Feel the power of history at the brink of change.

For more visit Steven Kasher Gallery.

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