January 11 – May 12, 2013

Witness to History

Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales


Engaged as a photo-journalist for Look magazine, acclaimed photographer James Karales witnessed and documented many historic events during the Civil Rights movement and created some of the era’s most iconic images.

Witness to History is made possible by the generous support of Gateway Magazine.

Gibbes Blog:
Andreas Karales, son of Monica and James Karales, shared memories of his father.

Curator Sara Arnold writes about Karales' travels with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—from 1962–63 during the Civil Rights movement.

Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965, 1965, by James Karales (American, 1930-2002), vintage gelatin silver print. ©Image courtesy of the Estate of James Karales.