Charles Moore, 1931-2010

Charles Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for loitering outside a courtroom where his friend and associate Ralph Abernathy is appearing for a trial, 1958

Charles Moore, On a downtown Montgomery, Alabama street, racial violence erupts, 1958

Charles Moore, Birmingham, Alabama, policemen use police dogs during civil rights demonstrations, May 1963

Charles Moore, Birmingham, Alabama, Fire Department aims high-pressure water hoses at civil rights demonstrators, May 1963

Charles Moore, Hundreds of people from all over the country walk during the famous five-day civil rights march between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, March 1965

Photojournalist Charles Moore died last Thursday. Moore, an Alabama native and chronicler of the civil rights movement in the United States, made powerful images that brought the horrors of racism and segregation to a wide public. Many of these images were first published in Life and are credited with advancing the civil rights movement.

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4 Responses to Charles Moore, 1931-2010

  1. Jaii Hein says:

    This part of history should be told to all schoolchildren about the way PEOPLE were treated and still are in some ways and countries.

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  3. Stephan says:

    Here is a video about Charles Moore and his work. Very interesting :
    http://www.photo-memory.eu/blog/1145-photographe-charles-moore-mort.php

  4. Duckrabbit says:

    Chilling images. It seems like that was a period in history when photography was a very powerful weapon in the fight against injustice. As moving as these photographs are now, I can only imagine the shock they caused before the full-on desensitization of mass-media culture.

    Thank you for sharing.

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