Viviane Sassen • New Yorker

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

“Scads of photographers were on the job that day and, inevitably, certain subjects — political leaders, visiting celebrities — were the focus of many cameras, including [Stephen] Somerstein’s. Yet most of the people in his pictures are not stars; they’re rank-and-file participants. It’s from their perspective that we see the march. In one shot, we’re in the middle of it, surrounded by fellow walkers. In others, we’re looking out at bystanders who line the way: white office workers; hecklers; multiracial shoppers; African-American children on porches; women, dressed in Sunday best, on the steps of black churches.” Holland Cotter • New York Times

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