In this series of photographs taken by Paul Fusco as he rode on the train that carried Robert Kennedy's body back to Massachusetts, you can see the pain and sorrow of a country. To many, Kennedy's death represented the "end of hope." Riding the train, Fusco began taking pictures of the mourners-- people from all walks of life. From the press release: "The resulting images are one of the most powerful and affecting series of photographs ever taken. Shot on Kodachrome film – a film with a particularly vibrant palette favored at the time by photojournalists – Fusco's pictures blend the spontaneous look of snapshots with artistic precision of the decisive moment."
You can see RFK FUNERAL TRAIN REDISCOVERED at Danziger Projects, NYC.
Wednesday, August 13