Photojournalist Charles Moore, R.I.P.
The New York Times
carries the obituary
of noted 50s and 60s photojournalist Charles Moore
, who passed away last week at the age of 79. A native Alabaman, Moore was a frequent photographer of the civil rights movement in the South, and his pictures in Life
magazine were among the most influential and iconic of that era. His most famous photographs include Martin Luther King Jr. being arrested, and the fire hose and dog attacks on civil rights marchers in Birmingham in 1963. Moore's 2002 book, Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore
, is an incredible collection of the best of those images. There's also a slideshow
of his work on the NPR website.
The photograph above shows civil rights demonstrators being attacked with fire hoses, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963.
See a selection of Charles Moore's best-known photographs after the jump.
Police dog attacking civil rights demonstrator, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963.
Martin Luther King Jr., being arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, 1958. Fire hoses being used on civil rights demonstrators, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963.