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Photographer Steve Schapiro On Selma, Civil Rights, And Photojournalism

Photographer Steve Schapiro at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta for his exhibition, 'Selma'.
Photographer Steve Schapiro at Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta for his exhibition, 'Selma'.
Credit Jason Parker / WABE

Through a long, productive career, Steve Schapiro’s work has graced the covers of publications ranging from Life to People magazines, but there’s one quality of these photos that remains constant: the capturing of human emotion.

This past weekend, he gave an artist talk about his life and photo documentation during the Civil Rights movement at Jackson Fine Art gallery in Atlanta, where his photos of the 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, are on view through March 14.

He talks about the exhibition, along with changes in photojournalism after the 1960s; and his transformation from photojournalist to Hollywood sizzle. 

An interview with photographer Steve Schapiro

Schapiro gave an artist talk at the gallery on Jan. 24, where he shared more about his life and work.