James Kralas

Identify where the artist from? Grew up? Time period?

Born to an immigrant Greek family in Ohio, in 1960. he planned to be an engineer, until his college roommate, a photography major, changed his mind.

Define what happened in their life that was significant? Memorable? An event that stands out?

With a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1955, he went to Magnum photo agency in New York and became the dark room assistant to W. Eugene Smith. He was housed and fed by the Smith family, and worked without pay.

Explain the overall meaning of their artwork?

Karales took photo documentations, he took pictures to raise awareness. Raise awareness for the civil rights movement, and the war.

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