About this project
Photographing Freedom will be a book and museum show comprising several hundred unpublished and unseen images taken by Mary King between 1964 and 1965.
A treasure of hundreds of photos taken by Mary while working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee show the ordinary people who risked everything for the right to vote.
Among them may be the only surviving color slides from this time and place. They are intimate, haunting, and deeply personal.
GOING BACK TO MISSISSIPPI
Mary will return to Mississippi and connect what happened then to the fights of today. The result will be the text for the book which will accompany the museum show.
"The civil rights movement was a true people’s revolution. It is ongoing."
SELECTION OF PHOTOS
This is a small selection of the collection of photos.
Additional collaborators on this project:
Alice L. Driver is the author of More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico (University of Arizona Press 2015) and the translator of Abecedario de Juárez, a collaboration between journalist Julián Cardona and artist Alice Leora Briggs that explores and maps the new language of violence in Mexico. Driver is a columnist at Al Jazeera English where she writes about activism, human rights, and women’s rights.
Trevor Hugh Davis has worked in fine art photography and photojournalism for over a decade. He was the founder and editor of Crisis Pictures and published the well known blog, Iraq in Pictures. Currently, he is the Chief Technology Officer of the Campaign for America's Future and founder of To|Someone.
Risks and challenges
Fifty years have passed since these images were taken. Delay means that many of the subjects may no longer be with us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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