One of the best media moments surrounding Selma
's release this fall was a spread of photographs from Steve Schapiro in The New Yorker
highlighting the march from Selma to Montgomery.
There's been so much great press about Selma, regardless of whether or not the Academy honors the achievements of Ava DuVernay
, David Oyelowo
, or even Bradford Young
who'll miss-out at the Oscars (unless, against odds, Selma wins Best Picture.) When you see the film, you might recognize Marietta Square
as one of the stand-in locations.
And as the world awaits the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday
on March 7th, Atlantans are lucky to have Steve Schapiro's photographs at Jackson Fine Art
. More importantly, he'll be giving an Artist's Talk about his work on Saturday, January 24th. He'll be joined by Andrew Moore, who'll be speaking about his exhibition "The South", and there will also be photographs from Gordon Parks on view.
As of Thursday, Jan. 22nd, the New York Times still has not found/discovered the identity of the two women
in the Parks photograph from 1956.
And to cram three blogposts into one, Danny Lyon, who gave a memorable artist's talk during ACP 2008
, wrote a letter to the editor of The New Yorker about his friend (and our Congressman) which appeared in this week's issue.