Where was the artist from and where did they grow up? What was the time period that they lived in?
James Karales was born on July 15, 1930 in Canton, OH. He passed away 15 years ago on April 1, 2002 in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.
What was the most significant event that happened in their life?
When he went to college at Ohio University, he saw that his roommate was a photographer and he was intrigued by the darkroom. He then switched his major to photography. One of the most significant pieces of work that he did was the Selma to Montgomery March.
What was the overall meaning of their artwork?
The overall meaning of his artwork was to address the civil rights movement. His photographs allowed for people address the civil rights movement.