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Photo of the Day – 11/17/15 (“Rebellion”, 1964)

Daily Photo — “Rebellion, 1964”

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1964. “Cecil Williams, civil rights photographer in the segregated South”.
Cecil Williams, the subject of this photo] was there during the 1960s sit-ins, during Harvey Gantt’s desegregation of Clemson University, during the strike of hospital workers in Charleston, during the shooting and killing of S.C. State University students in the Orangeburg Massacre. … Williams’ work forms one of the nation’s most comprehensive photo collections on the civil rights era. His photos have been published in 128 books, hundreds of newspapers and included in 14 television documentaries. … [He] began his photography career at the age of 9 with a hand-me-down camera. The Rev. I. DeQuincey Newman, field director for the NAACP, would fetch Williams from school so that the teen could document civil rights events. A Williams photo recording black students barred from worship by a white church elder made its way around the world. (Mine)

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Posted by on November 17, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Art of the Day – 7/8/13 (A Cotton Office in New Orleans, Edgar Degas)

Daily Artwork — “A Cotton Office in New Orleans, Edgar Degas, 1873”

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1873 — A Cotton Office in New Orleans. Oil on Canvas. Impressionism style. Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917). Musee des Beaux-Arts, Pau, France.

“In 1872, Degas traveled with his brother Rene to New Orleans, Louisiana, to visit their uncle, Michel Musson. After his departure in 1873 back to France was delayed, he decided to paint to pass the time, and intended this painting to be sold to a British textile merchant. But, a worldwide decline in cotton prices made it impossible to make the sale, and he instead exhibited the work in the Impressionist Exhibition in Paris in 1876. In 1878 it was purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, making it the first sale of one of Degas’ works to a museum.” (WikiPaintings)
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Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Daily Art

 

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