As I mentioned in Photography Transforms, the photos taken of various aspects of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s transformed the attitudes of people across the country. Seeing images of the violence upon protesters and marchers awakened millions to realities that were outside their experiences and awareness. And more than increasing awareness, the photos motivated people from around the country to get involved in efforts to change these inequalities and violence.
A very specific example of this is included in a video about the 1963 Children’s Campaign in Birmingham, Alabama. A multi-page spread of photographs by Charles Moore that was published in Life Magazine in mid-1963 is credited with exposing millions to what was happening in Birmingham. They stimulated marches across the country in support of the children of Birmingham and other activism toward change. Photography transforms indeed.
There is power in photography. How have you been impacted by photos you have seen, or photos you have taken? How could you use your photographic eye and talent to transform how you see things, and how others see things?
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