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Stephen SOMERSTEIN

Stephen SOMERSTEIN

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to crowd of 25,000 at end of march

1965

gelatin silver print
16 x 20 inches, edition: 25
STS 011

Stephen Somerstein (b. 1941, New York City) is a documentary photographer and former physicist whose vision has been shaped by the complexity and richness of the urban-cultural landscape. His work spans a continuous thread from the 1960's (i.e., Greenwich Village cultural scene, Berkeley anti-war movement, civil rights, Harlem, Manhattan), on to the present, covering cultural, social and political subjects. In 1965, as Editor-in-Chief and Photo-Editor of the City College of New York (CCNY) evening newspaper MAIN EVENTS, Steve journeyed to Alabama to cover the historic Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. In January 2015 these photographs were the subject of a major exhibition at the New York Historical Society.