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Noteworthy: Charles Moore Dies

In Black and White Photography, Photographer on March 16, 2010 at 6:55 am

Charles Moore

Civil rights era photographer, Charles Moore died at age 79.

Known for his vivid, impactful photos from the sixties, he was a photo journalist who proved the maxim, “photos can make a difference”.

These crisp, fluid black-and-white photographs appeared most prominently in Life magazine at a time when general-interest picture magazines remained such a powerful force that critics now speak of it as the “golden age of photojournalism.”

Both Senator Jacob K. Javits and the historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. credited Mr. Moore’s images with building popular support for the passage of major civil rights laws in the mid-1960s. Critics have suggested that the fact that one does not see who is aiming the hose at the demonstrators seems to implicate the whole nation.

For the New York Times obituary: Charles Moore

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