Charles Moore (1931-2010) was a photographer known for capturing scenes from the Civil Rights movement. Moore was born in Alabama, served in the Marines as a photographer, and attended the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.
Moore took many iconic photos of the Civil Rights movement, including demonstrators being pummeled with fire hoses in Birmingham, and Martin Luther King being arrested while attempting to attend fellow activist’s court case. His powerful photos, which often appeared in Life magazine, were said to have influenced the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.
Moore was the subject of a documentary, Charles Moore: I Fight With My Camera, in 2005. Moore’s photos appeared on six covers of The Saturday Evening Post.