Alabama photographer Charles Moore documented one of the most painful chapters of American history--the civil-rights movement. Powerful Days is powerful stuff. The freedom marchers look as heroic as Iwo Jima Marines fighting their way up a mountain--which just about what they had to do.--Newsweek Mr. Moore's stark, crisp photos of freedom marchers beset by police dogs andAlabama photographer Charles Moore documented one of the most painful chapters of American history--the civil-rights movement. Powerful Days is powerful stuff. The freedom marchers look as heroic as Iwo Jima Marines fighting their way up a mountain--which just about what they had to do.--Newsweek Mr. Moore's stark, crisp photos of freedom marchers beset by police dogs and fire hoses . . . helped to shape the nation's conscience. . . . [This book] contains many images that will be wrenchingly familiar to those who lived through the proud moral turning point in American history, and that might serve to inspire younger generations.--New York Times Book Review Every once in a while we receive a well-documented treasure of American history. This collection is such a treasure. . . . [Moore's] black-and-white photos of that era are classics of photojournalism, and as Powerful Days documents, those classics have lost none of their force and energy.--Southern Living...
|Title||:||Powerful Days: Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore|
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Powerful Days: Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore Reviews
The beginning seems a little bit slow, but you soon learn that the introduction is meant to give you insight on what it takes to be a photojournalist. Moore was often in dangerous situations and broke into buildings to get the shot. The other day on NPR, I heard a story about how journalists often go undercover to get the story. A lawyer pointed out that lots of journalists go undercover or do things they're not supposed to, and it's against the law. They can be charged for their law-breaking methods, but many journalists will do it anyway to get the story.Moore's photos take up the majority of the book, and they are heartbreaking, heartwarming, from a distance, up close, crystal clear, blurry...they are everything. Honestly, looking through all of the pictures made me feel sick, especially given the current political climate in the U.S. The faces of the white police officers and citizens of Mississippi, captured for all time, made me hope that those individuals saw themselves and felt shame, not pride, about what they were doing.
Such a powerful book, “read” mostly through pictures.
[image error] As per the title of the book, powerful photographs indeed of events during the Civil Rights era – riots at Oxford in Mississippi, Birmingham demonstrations, voter registration in Mississippi. It is definitely photojournalism at it’s most inspirational. It also illustrates the power of photos, as these were seen around the world. The Civil Rights era used journalists to advertise this most righteous of causes. It would have been nice if there had been more text by the photographer himself – on his personal thoughts as these photos were being taken.
This was a pretty great collection of photos- the images don't feel dated or weak- the emotions and power make them feel like they could have been taken last week. It's kind of shameful that I feel like I was exposed to more ancient European history than the sordid events in my own country in the past century. It was a good refresher course.
Recently found out that Charles Moore is an Alabama native; he died on March 11. He is the photographer responsible for many of the iconic images of the Civil Rights Movement in the south.
Charles Moore is an incredible photographer, with a unique eye for capturing the truly human moments in life. This book of civil rights era photos is touching and heart-rending.
the photographs in this book take me to a place i'm too young to revisit...but with a beautiful sense of familiarity.
Many of these photos rise to the iconic level. Charles Moore is an American hero.
One of the reasons I love documentary photography.