03 July 2006

Uncommon Citizens: Portraits of Freedom Riders

Here is an interesting project. entitled "Breach of the Peace: Portraits of Mississippi Freedom Riders." Photographer Eric Ethridge has gone to the Mississippi State archives and retrieved mug shots of freedom riders who were arrested there in the early 1960s. He has then tracked the individuals down and made portraits of them as they are today. He presents the paired photographs - mug shot and portrait - together. Several of these appeared in The New York Times Magazine (2 July 2006). The link here is to Etheridge's blog where he not only links to the Times page, but posts several other images and promises more.

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