Thursday, 5 July 2018

Paul Fusco

On June 8th 1968 Look magazine photographer Paul Fusco travelled on the train carrying Bobby Kennedy's body from his funeral in New York City to Washington D.C, for burial in Arlington Cemetery. Fusco took around 1000 photos on the trip as hundreds of people lined the tracks to pay their last respects. His images of white and African Americans standing side by side to honor a politician who had done so much for civil rights and racial equality are incredibly moving and amazingly all but two remained unpublished for thirty years.

Watching Dawn Porter's meticulously crafted Netflix doc Bobby Kennedy For President made me realize how little I knew about JFK's younger brother, whose assassination was almost as shocking as that of his elder, more famous sibling.

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