- Monday, January 20, 2014 8:30 AM
Throughout the years, Dr. King has become an icon of promise, justice and hope for millions — especially to those within the poorest and most segregated communities. Camilo Jose Vergara, known on Flickr as Camilo Time tracker, has been photographing urban America for more than four decades and can attest to Dr. King’s everlasting influence.
“I have seen many images on the walls of urban America,” Camilo tells The Weekly Flickr. “But the one that stands out still after all these years, are the images of Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Camilo has been referred to as an “archivist of decline” because of his interest in the American inner city.
“I was interested in the culture of the place and what the community values,” Camilo explains. “I found it in murals that were placed in alleys. Wall art reflects the community — what they’re thinking, feeling and even idolizing. It’s interesting.” (READ MORE)
(Photograph by Camilo Jose Vergara via Flickr)
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