From Free Scholar Press :

Thirty-two images by a young photographer, taken on a single roll of film. 

Tom Artin was 24 on August 28, 1963.  He attended the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom as a participant, to add his body to the multitude of fellow citizens gathered that day to demand an end to racist segregation, discrimination, and intolerance throughout the United States.  

As a life-long, avid photographer, it was natural for him to take along his Nikon F and a roll of film, just in case an interesting or even historical photo or two presented themselves.  In the event, he shot his entire 36 exposure roll of Kodak Panatomic X film, and in the process captured the essence of that remarkable day in our nation’s capital.  

Having neither press credentials nor telephoto lenses, he couldn't photograph Martin Luther King, Jr., or any of the other celebrities assembled atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.  Instead, he focused on capturing images that would convey a sense of the experience of the March from the perspective of an ordinary marcher.  What was it like to be there?  These photographs portray the diversity of the hundreds of thousands of marchers, which so perfectly mirrored the American mosaic.


Below, a sample of the photographs. Click on each thumbnail to enlarge.