Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Charles Moore

Photojournalist, Charles Moore, died last week at the age of 79.

Moore braved physical peril to capture the images that helped gain national support for the civil rights movement.

The photo above was taken by Moore in Birmingham in 1963. As civil rights demonstrators lie on the sidewalk to protect themselves, firemen hose them down with high pressure jets of water (100 lbs of pressure per square inch). One disgusted fireman said later, "We're suppose to fight fires, not people."

1 comment:

  1. 1963!! Have you read THE HELP yet---m