Pine Bluff native’s Million Man March photographs included in Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection
, 2023-01-14 02:58:33,
On the day of the 1995 Million Man March in Washington, Pine Bluff native Roderick Terry grabbed his 35mm Olympus camera and 10 rolls of film and headed toward the mall, hoping to use his photographic skills to capture the momentous occasion.
Nearly three decades later, photos of Terry from that day are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection.
A new book, Movements, Movements, and Moments: Portraits of Religion and Spirituality from the National Museum of African American History and Culture also features one of his work.
Published on Tuesday, it is the eighth in the Museum’s Double View series.
At just 88 pages long, “it’s a small, small book, but a very powerful one,” said Terry Reeves, Curator of Religions.
It features historical figures as well as the regular worshipers.
Reeves said a team of six experts selected the images and sought to show the “diversity and pluralistic nature” of religion in the black community.
“It was a really cool process, and we did it virtually,” said Eric Lewis-Williams, curator who wrote an accompanying essay for the book.
Narrowing down the selection from thousands to dozens was not easy, he said, although some of the photos clearly stand out.
“Some of these pictures, they’re almost standing up and saying ‘I want to be in this volume,'” Williams said.
“Movements, Movements, Moments” captures a number of what he refers to as “sacred moments”.
The book includes outdoor water baptism, indoor foot washing, revival of the Holy Spirit, and…
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