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
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.
Fire Department Aims High-Pressure Water Hoses
at Civil Rights
Demonstrators, Birmingham Protests, May 1963,
Courtesy of steven Kasher
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.
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