Police Dogs Attack Demonstrators, Birmingham Protests

Created by
Moore, Charles, American, 1931 - 2010
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Date
1963; printed later
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 3/4 x 13 3/16 in. (22.3 x 33.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph of African American men and women in the streets running away from police and dogs. There is a woman in the foreground wearing a flowered skirt and a white top and she is looking on as a white police officer raises his baton in his right hand in the direction of a young man. The police officer is holding the leash of a dog with his left hand. The print is signed [Charles Moore] on the back in pencil.
Place depicted
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Civil rights
Photography
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.49.7
Restrictions & Rights
© Charles Moore
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59f57a5d7-c0ae-484b-8c82-b0aeba3b45b9