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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

See this archive of Civil Rights-Era Photography

The Whole World Was Watching, Des Moines Art Center

Closing January 6, 2013


Response from guest contributor Deb Anders-Bond

Viewing these photos brought me very close to weeping over the cruelty, bigotry and racial injustice witnessed by photographers during the civil rights protests of the 1960’s. My hope is that those who were not alive during this time will visit the Des Moines Art Center to see these photos and understand the racism of that time which still exists today. Every individual must learn to believe in every human being’s worth, dignity and equality.

Deb Anders-Bond is a recovering photographer currently working primarily in collage. Deb lives in Ames, dreaming that  the beloved weather beacon will once again light the skies over her home town, Des Moines!