Icons and people - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Baseball Legend Willie Mays, Los Angeles, Calif. 1963
his is a new and growing selection of photography curated in early 2019, of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time. Some of these photography are published for the very first time through Modern Art Etc. worldwide.
In this series, we present Harry Adams' photography of iconic Americans, some of them well known throughout the world, who have brought their talents, fortitude, creativity to the world. Some of them are heroes of all time, who have dedicated their lives to advancing equal opportunities, making a fairer, more equitable, civil society. Their indelible influence changed the world.
About this photo:
Dr. King and Willie Mays, Los Angeles, 1963
A handshake between Dr. King and baseball legend Willie Mays. Councilman Gilbert Lindsay (third from left) and Mrs Ethel Bradley (first right) look on. Stars for Freedom benefit concert. The gala was to benefit SCLS, CORE and the NAACP. The fundraiser was conceived by Sammy Davis Jr. and held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Introduction to Harry Adams:
Harry Adams (b. 1918, Arkansas – d. 1988, Los Angeles ) was one of the best-known members of the Los Angeles African American community. Adams worked as a freelancer for the California Eagle and Los Angeles Sentinel for 35 years. He trained at the California School of Photography and Graphic Design and although he took these photographs as part of his journalistic assignments, his artistic ability to capture the essence of a particular moment in time earned him the moniker “One Shot Harry”. His collection is particularly rich in its images of the prominent African Americans who defined his era, but also of ordinary life, documenting social life, schools, civil rights organizations, protests, and cultural events.
“His work is not only a contribution to journalism, but also part of our history.” LA Times.
Harry Adams' work has been licensed and / or used in documentaries, various exhibitions in America.
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