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On Site: For All the World to See – Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, ICP, New York

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector on August 23, 2010 at 9:42 am

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Ernest C. Withers

This is not your usual “sixties survey” of race relations and landmark events. Instead it mixes that perspective with personal touches such as “White and Colored” water fountains by Elliott Erwitt or Gordon Park’s classic picture of Eldridge Cleaver.

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late 1940s to the mid 1970s. This exhibition of 230 photographs, objects, and clips from television and film looks at the extent to which the rise of the modern civil rights movement paralleled the birth of television and the popularity of picture magazines and other forms of visual mass media.

Worth a visit as an emotional reminder of a not too distant past.

Now through September 12.

For more information: ICP exhibits

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