WorldCat Identities

Herron, Matt 1931-

Works: 11 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 1,672 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Biographical films  Catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Illustrator
Classifications: RC607.A26, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Matt Herron
The quilt : stories from the NAMES Project by Cindy Ruskin( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story and photographs of The Quilt, a project of over 2000 three-by-six panels celebrating the life of someone who has died of AIDS
This light of ours : activist photographers of the civil rights movement by Leslie G Kelen( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement is a paradigm-shifting publication that presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work of nine activist photographers - men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms within the movement. Unlike images produced by photojournalists, who covered breaking news events, these photographers lived within the movement - and documented its activities by focusing on the student activists and local people who together made it happen. The core of the book is a selection of 151 black-and-white photographers Bob Adelman, George Ballis, Bob Fitch, Bob Fletcher, Matt Herron, David Prince, Herbert Randall, Maria Varela, and Tamio Wakayama. Images are grouped around four movement themes and convey SNCC's organizing strategies, resolve in the face of violence, impact on local and national politics, and influence on the nation's consciousness. The photographs and texts of This Light of Ours reminds us that the movement was a battleground, that the battle was successfully fought by thousands of "ordinary" Americans amongst whom were the nation's courageous youth, and that the movement's moral vision and impact continue to shape our lives."--Jacket
A Time for justice : America's civil rights movement by Charles Guggenheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts African-Americans' struggle for civil rights in the South, recalling the crises in Montgomery, Little Rock, Birmingham, and Selma and reveals the heroism of the individuals involved. A Time for Justice was directed by the late Charles Guggenheim, a four time Oscar winner. In the film, the voices of activists trace major events of the civil rights movement, from the death of Emmett Till in 1955 to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Grace Guggenheim, the director's daughter, oversaw the restoration of the film, which won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. It was the first Teaching Tolerance film to win an Oscar. - from publisher
Mississippi eyes : the story and photography of the Southern Documentary Project by Matt Herron( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi Eyes is the chronicle of the events and the powerful witness of five young photographers in The Southern Documentary Project, working during the pivotal summer of 1964 in the segregated South. Together they captured the sometimes violent, sometimes miraculous process of social change as segregation resisted then gave way to a new beginning toward social justice. With 160 black-and-white photographs, this chronicle begins in the winter mud of the Mississippi Delta and ends in Atlantic City's convention hall as the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegation challenged the official Mississippi delegates to the National Democratic Convention. The Southern Documentary Project was the brain child of Matt Herron, a budding photojournalist who had moved with his family to Mississippi in 1963 to work in civil rights and shoot picture stories for Life, Look, and the Saturday Evening Post. Drawing on advice from his friend, the noted documentary photographer Dorothea Lange, he pulled together a shoestring budget, recruited photographers with civil rights experience, and completed the summer with a file of unforgettable photographs. Along the way, Southern Documentary photographers suffered beatings and nearly died at the hands of a sheriff's posse in Selma, Alabama. They documented a moving service in a sharecropper's church, and captured inspirational encounters between Ivy League student teachers and black children in Freedom Schools. They followed the heartbreaking struggle of a young boy to confront the murder of his older brother by Klansmen. Mississippi Eyes is the only book to provide a firsthand account of what it was actually like to photograph the civil rights struggle in the Deep South
The Voyage of Aquarius by Matt Herron( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long walk to freedom by Tom Weidlinger( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve civil rights activists share their experiences with San Francisco students. Includes brief video autobiographies of the activists and a section where the students respond with questions, poetry, songs and essays
The civil rights collection : comprehensive picture list by Take Stock (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A toy can be more than a plaything by Matt Herron( Recording )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.04 for This light ... to 1.00 for A toy can ...)

English (18)