Photo : Burt Glinn/Magnum Photos/AFLO
USA. Washington D.C. 1968. Street scene the morning after the assassination of Martin Luther King, leader of the civil rights movement.
Issue#01 ”Racism”
Through the photographs of “Media1.0” we aim for viewers to pause, imagine, and contemplate, and to motivate even small actions that could bring big change and peace to our society. In the first issue, Issue#1 “Racism” three photographs by world-class photographers of Magnum Photo will be presented.

Photo of a mannequin hit in 1968

A mannequin wearing just a pair of high heels being shot more than ten times in the head, chest and lower body. A vague outline of men who appear to be soldiers holding guns can be seen in the background in mist or rain.

A standing figure of a misplaced mannequin and debris scattered on the ground. This photo was taken in the morning after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., on a street in Washington, D.C. where violent riot took place. One may even feel a sense of calmness from the atmosphere, emphasizing the intensity of the riot.

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader of African-American civil rights movement, was assassinated in Tennessee where he was visiting for a campaign stop.  King was fatally shot by White Supremacist James Earl Ray at Lorraine Motel in Memphis during a meeting for a rally. Several hours after the assassination, a riot broke out among African Americans in Washington, D.C., which later spread nationwide.

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