During the 1960s, the American South was the center of the largest social movement of the 20th century, and Philip Morgan had the opportunity to capture the struggles of the era through his lens.
WHETHER BY AP ASSIGNMENTS OR PERSONAL INTUITION, PHILIP FOUND HIMSELF IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME OR THE WRONG PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME DURING THOSE TUMULTUOUS YEARS OF DISCONTENT.
From shooting race riots in Delaware and Ku Klux Klan meetings in the backwoods of North and South Carolina to capturing photos of African-American children gazing out the window of the back seat of a train, Philip personally experienced the unrest and distrust of the era from both sides of the battle.
His photographs have frozen moments in time that reflect not only the past, but also remind one of how history repeats itself again and again. The times we live in today are very similar to the radical 60s but on a much larger scale. The unrest and distrust has grown to a national and international level and is no longer based on racial or gender inequalities alone.
There are lessons to be learned from Philip’s images of the past.
Lessons that can help lead to a more positive future for all.
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