Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom
Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, open at the Picker Art Gallery from September 19 to December 16, 2018.
Lee Friedlander’s Prayer Pilgrimage series, a set of fifty-eight black-and-white photographs, documents the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, a critical yet generally neglected moment in American civil rights history. Friedlander photographed many of the illustrious figures who attended or spoke at the march, including Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Mahalia Jackson, and Harry Belafonte, and he wove among the demonstrators on the ground to capture the energy and expressions of the day.
Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom. Exhibition organized by LaTanya S. Autry, Curator of Art and Civil Rights at the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College and former Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow, Yale University Art Gallery. Made possible by the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund and the James Maloney '72 Fund for Photography.
The exhibition is partially funded by the Robert J. Gerberg '59, P'85 Endowment for the Visual Arts and by the Friends of the Picker Art Gallery.
Photograph: Lee Friedlander, Mahalia Jackson (at podium), from the series Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, 1957. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Maria and Lee Friedlander, HON. 2004. © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Photo courtesy Eakins Press Foundation.
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm