Artist Talk with Matt Herron
March 25, 2015 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Matt Herron 2013
“As a photographer, I walked backwards for five days, watching events unfold through my camera lenses. This was a march for ordinary people, not the leaders. Northern activists and intellectuals mixed easily with people from rural Alabama. In this spirit, I photographed two women throughout the march: Iris Jones, a housewife from suburban Philadelphia, and Doris Wilson, a teenage mother from Selma. At night we slept on the ground in tents that magically appeared and ate food prepared by armies of volunteers working anonymously to support the march.” -Matt Herron
Herron’s photographs have appeared in virtually every major picture magazine in the world. Based in Mississippi in the early 60’s, he covered the Civil Rights struggle for Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, and the Saturday Evening Post, as well as providing pictures for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). His photographs are in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the Smithsonian Institution, the High Museum of Art, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Join us for an evening’s conversation. Free to the Public