Thursday, June 10, 2010

the strangely glamorous mug shots of freedom riders

(from Eric Etheridge’s book Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders)

these have been re-posted all over the place, but i can't stop thinking about this set in particular. when the heat is on and things get serious and you know you're right, every hair and righteous smirk falls into place.

1 comment:

Little Amy said...

These are wonderful, especially the second and third girl. I imagine it would be hard to look noble and like one is fighting for a cause in a mugshot. Mugshots turned into glamour shots/martyr shots.

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