A Tweet-A-Day: Platon


Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marc...
Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

100215_r19237k_p465.jpgThis image shows the  integrated Little Rock Central High in Arkansas class members from 1957 one member of the group Jefferson Thomas recently passed away. The Photography of the American Civil rights movement is a subject I’m interested in photographers like Charles Moore and Spider Martin.

The above picture is really interesting. Despite the people having a lesser pace in their step they still stand united. As proud as the day they stood up in 1957 and said no more…

The sky above the collection of people maybe resembles a metaphor to the past and the stormy road they walked along to get their equal rights of today. The group has a very powerful stance about them. A fitting tribute to group who fought for what they believed!

Crowds surrounding the Reflecting Pool, during...
Crowds surrounding the Reflecting Pool, during the 1963 March on Washington. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Author: alanwhitfield80

Hello! I get about a bit so here about me first. I am a visual artist and poet who works within the context of fine art. My work is grounded in documentary, exploring the inner beauty of everyday life through various lens based media. Notions of nostalgia and social commentary are present, but from a definite northern working class perspective. Instinctively I exploring the townscapes of North Wales and the North West, often producing work that reflects the every day minutiae of life.

1 thought on “A Tweet-A-Day: Platon”

  1. What a great picture. The way the people have been arranged looks perfect infront of that building, and looking up at the building and the people makes it a very powerful image.

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