The Image Works Reps Take Stock

Posted on 1/13/2010 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (1)

Take Stock, the historic image collection founded by photographer Matt Herron, is now available exclusively through Woodstock-based The Image Works. The collection features historic coverage of the civil rights and farm workers movements.

Herron’s own work includes both general coverage and photographs of the two movements’ most notable figures, Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr., and Cesar Chavez. Take Stock also features work by George Ballis, Bob Fitch, Matt Herron, Ernest Lowe, Ivan Massar, Art Rogers and Maria Varela. According to Herron, who has always been a socially motivated photographer, “Take Stock is about supporting the work of these photographers, many who still carry on social action. I want to keep alive the history of these important social movements.”

Since 1962, Herron has covered the civil rights movement from his Mississippi base. His work has appeared in Life, Look, Time, Newsweek and the Saturday Evening Post. One of his civil rights images won a World Press Award; numerous images are in the permanent collections of The George Eastman House, The Smithsonian Institute and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Copyright © 2010 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


  • Bill Bachmann Posted Jan 15, 2010
    Glad to see this collection find a good home. The Image Works will do a good job and is a really fine agency.

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