Wayne Levin

Selma to Montgomery March

40 Pages  /  18cm x 13cm

23 Color Photographs

Catalog No. 004


About the Project

I recently happened upon some slides that I took over 55 years ago at the age of 19. I was then active in the civil rights movement, in the Los Angeles branch of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). A group of us from the LA CORE participated in the final day of the 1965 Selma-Montgomery march. I knew I had some pictures but I never thought they were very good. But as I looked through these newly found images (27) I realized that, though they were far from technically perfect, they were unlike most images taken from the front of the march because these were taken in the midst of it. The slides have quite a bit of mildew now, not having been stored in archival conditions, however I actually like the feeling it gives to the images: a feeling of time past.