Icons and people - Compton neighborhood, Los Angeles, Calif. 1960's
This is a new and growing selection of photography 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.
About this photo:
The boys in the Compton neighborhood, Los Angeles, California, in 1960's.
As a photo journalist, he saw worth in all persons. He never got the names of these boys but considered them just as important as others he'd taken. He always had his camera and a suit coat pocket full of film.
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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.