the trajectory of organizing

Did you ever notice: organizing communities matches with the trajectory of documentary photography. Maybe you have noticed that, but people like the organizer Reuben Warshovsky in Norma Rae are a lot like W. Eugene Smith or Eugene Richards. They spend a lot of time in people’s living rooms, sharing afternoons with people on their owns terms as they gain the trust needed to ply their craft. I think that Robert Coles is one of the people who manages to straddle the top of two careers, and those careers happen to be the fields of organizing and documentarianism. Then again, before Richards was a photographer, he was a VISTA worker in the Arkansas Delta region.

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