March 7 - August 17, 2014
The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions
George Ballis, 1925-2010, One Vote, 1964. photograph, copyright © the artist.
Bob Fitch, (born 1939), Conference at Kelly Ingram Park, 1965. photograph, copyright © the artist.
Matt Herron (born 1931), Vote, 1965. photograph, copyright © the artist.
Matt Herron (born 1931), Songs of the Movement, 1965. photograph, copyright © the artist.
Matt Herron (born 1931), No More Police Brutality, 1965. photograph, copyright © the artist.
Matt Herron (born 1931), Selma to Montgomery, 1965. photograph, copyright © the artist.
Four years in the making, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement is a paradigm-shifting exhibition that presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work and voices of nine activist photographers—men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement. The core of the exhibition is a selection of 157 black-and-white photographs, representing the work of photographers Bob Adelman, George Ballis, Bob Fitch, Bob Fletcher, Matt Herron, David Prince, Herbert Randall, Maria Varela, and Tamio Wakayama. Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students (includes admission to The Slave Series: Quilts by Gwendolyn A. Magee). FREE Children 5 and under. FREE Museum members.
This is an exhibition organized by the Center for Documentary Expression and Art. Major support for the exhibition has been provided by the Bruce W. Bastian Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Local presentation of this exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Wynne and Bill Seemann, Leslie Hurst, and the following companies: