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Bob Adelman, Jim Morrison, c 1968. Gelatin silver print, sheet: 14 x 11 inches, 35.6 x 28 cm. Signed. Printed later. Estimate: from $3,000 to $3,500

Bob Adelman was born in New York in 1930. He initially planned to be a lawyer. Instead, he channeled his passion for justice into photography. Adelman is a world-renowned photojournalist, author, editor, teacher, and book producer. In his late 20s, affected by the burgeoning civil rights movement, he volunteered to take pictures for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, documenting the boycotts, marches, sit-ins, demonstrations, and the work of Malcolm X, James Baldwin, and Martin Luther King in Harlem, Atlanta, Alabama, Washington and across the Deep South, including Dr. King's “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington in the summer of 1963.

As a freelance photographer, Adelman has shot cover stories for countless magazines including Esquire, Time, People, Life, New York, Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Paris Match, and London's Sunday Times Magazine. He took pictures of Andy Warhol for Esquire and Roy Lichtenstein for Life. He is the author or coauthor of 30 books, and has produced countless others. Adelman received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA grant and several Art Directors Club Awards. His photographs have been exhibited at the Smithsonian and are included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. His latest book is Mine Eyes Have Seen: Bearing Witness to the Struggle for Civil Rights (Time, Incorporated Home Entertainment, 2007). [rc]

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