Thursday, February 11, 2010

Across the Street - MLK at ATC

Forty-two years ago Burk Uzzle photographed the aftermath of Martin Luther King’s assassination - the mourning in Memphis, the funeral in Atlanta. One of his photos was on the cover of Newsweek at the time, but forty rolls of film were archived.

Uzzle's work is rediscovered in an exhibit that just opened at American Tobacco. It’s not a magnum opus for this world class photographer and NC native - just twenty prints - but they capture the high drama of that event in the distant past. In the present, the black and white photos give us much to think about. This one certainly has a timeless quality and enduring message:

Dr. Martin Luther King ‘68
Memphis to Atlanta

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