The Promise Carries On
The New York Historical Society reopens today, following a three-year renovation, and among its new exhibits is “Freedom Now,” by the New Yorker photographer Platon. Each lit individually in the dark gallery, the photographs make for contemplative viewing. Many of these images, including those of the Little Rock Nine, Muhammad Ali, and the Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos, first appeared in the pages of this magazine as part of our multimedia Portfolio “The Promise.” The exhibition runs through April 15th, 2012.
"The Promise" is an interactive portfolio about the civil-rights era, with contemporary portraits by Platon, historical photographs, interviews, and audio commentary by David Remnick, whose written introduction appears below the portfolio. Click here to view it: http://nyr.kr/vEMVHg