About Resurrection City, 1968Resurrection City, 1968 was released to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Accordingly, it's a powerful collection of images taken at the encampment that took place during 42 days in May of 1968, where over 3,000 demonstrators campaigned against the power structures that held them back. Freedman documents the protest with the sympathy and solidarity of an insider. Her powerful, gritty black and white images show the viewer the sentiments that floated around Resurrection City. Feelings of anger and frustration. But also, we see the cooperation, the spirit of community and the desire for change. To sum up, this book is about the Poor People's Campaign efforts to bring people together, about bonding through shared experiences of poverty and discrimination. Ultimately, it's about community coming together to destroy an oppressive system, from the bottom up.
About Jill Freedman
Jill Freedman (Pittsburgh, 1939 - New York, 2019) was a highly respected New York City documentary photographer whose award-winning work is included in the permanent collections of the MoMA, the International Center of Photography, George Eastman House, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the New York Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, among others. She appeared in solo and group exhibitions throughout the world, and contributed to many prominent publications.
Jill Freedman was best known for her street and documentary photography, recalling the work of André Kertész, W. Eugene Smith, Dorothea Lange, and Cartier-Bresson. She published seven books: Old News: Resurrection City; Circus Days; Firehouse; Street Cops; A Time That Was: Irish Moments; Jill’s Dogs; and Ireland Ever. Jill Freedman lived and worked on the Upper West Side of New York City.
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