Martin A. Berger is Professor and Director of the Visual Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Man Made: Thomas Eakins and the Construction of Gilded Age Manhood and Sight Unseen: Whiteness and American Visual Culture, both from UC Press. David J. Garrow is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
"A well-researched and nuanced analysis of iconic civil rights images. . . . A compelling work." - Lakesia D. Johnson, American Studies Journal
“A comprehensive study of the language in which editors, reporters, and photographers shaped and demarcated the period’s field of vision.” - Ariella Azoulay, Tel Aviv University, CAA Reviews
“Brilliant, provocative study of photographs of the US civil rights movement . . . . A first-rate book!” - Choice
“Fascinating. . . . Berger’s historical reconstruction is convincing.” - Ariella Azoulay, Burrelles Luce