"Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction." ~Charles Baedelaire
I could sit here and give a very Oscar-esque monologue about how I eat, breath, and shit fashion but that just isn't me. I live for what's dope and I write for those worthy of honorable mentions. Anything...and I mean ANYTHING that sparks an interest will make it unto the pages of this blog. From nails to tattoos, from Coogi to St. Pucci I'm Addicted2PrettyThings
You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.
Every time I see this photo, I seethe.
The realness of the rant.
Scenes from 1963 March on Washington. The march was documented by James Blue and restored by the US National Archives. The *entire film can be seen on the US National Archives Youtube Channel.
*The audio from 23:13 to 29:44 in this film has been redacted due to a copyright restriction by Dr. King’s family