Above: Freedom March – Martin Agronsky – 28 August 1963
On each of the 1000+ slides that my father took, he wrote as much about the subject of the image as would fit on the small cardboard frame that surrounds and protects the fragile transparency. Many of the digital files that have been made from his slides were created, unfortunately, before I had the ability to add his notations, word for word, to the metadata of the resulting jpeg. Those non-annotated images have become the core of the ‘Artistic’ category of the collection, chosen for their artistic merit and human interest. My dad had a wonderful eye, so there’s no shortage of those.
The remaining images in the Archive have my dad’s notations quoted in the title section of the metadata of each file. Since his standard procedure included labeling the slides as soon as he received them from the processor, I feel confident that his notes are historically accurate. These jpegs are available in the ‘Historical’ category.
You can browse the entire Archive here.
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I’m so proud of my dad for documenting this event.