Mississippi Freedom Marcher, Washington, DC

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In the 1950s and 1960s, DeCarava traveled throughout the northeast and the south working as a freelance photographer, an experience that gave him the opportunity to observe the civil rights movement firsthand. DeCarava’s skill with portraiture is notable in Mississippi Freedom Marcher. The subtle gray tonality and close focus establish a sense of emotional intimacy between viewer and subject.

African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
Mississippi Freedom Marcher, Washington, DC
1963, printed 1982
On View
Not on view.
sheet: 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.6 x 35.2 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by Henry L. Milmore

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
  • History – United States – Civil Rights Movement
  • Cityscape – District of Columbia – Washington
  • Figure female
  • History – United States – Mississippi
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