Monday, February 9, 2015

The Spider Martin Retrospective

It's the 50th anniversary of the Selma/Montgomery voting rights marches,
 and Spider Martin is back in town!

Rather, the famous photographs he took for The Birmingham News are displayed
 in The Spider Martin Retrospective: Exploring the Role of Photojournalism
 in Influencing History.

The powerful exhibit opened Saturday night at Carneal ArtsRevive 
in downtown Selma just a block from where
 so many of these pictures were taken. 

The pictures will also be the focus of the first Spider Martin Restrospective forum
 this Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. The free event is open to the public,
 and the audience is encouraged to participate in the interactive discussion.

Moderator will be Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Archivist Laura Anderson.
 Presenters are Morehouse College Assistant Professor Dr. Larry Spruill,
 University of Alabama School of Journalism instructor Donald Brown, who formerly
 edited The Tuscaloosa News and was a reporter for The Birmingham News
 during the Civil Rights era; and Alabama State Archivist Dr. Howard Robinson. 
Robinson directs the Oral History Project that focuses on the Voting Rights Movement.

Linking to Ruby Tuesday Too


William Kendall said...

Incredible work, and very thought provoking.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such an intriguing event. A wonderful way to see and appreciate other worlds.