WorldCat Identities

Herron, Matt 1931-

Works: 12 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 1,636 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Interviews  Documentary films  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Ethnic films  Biographical films  Short films 
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 )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 777 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 466 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
Mississippi Eyes : the story and photography of the Southern Documentary Project by Matt Herron( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 118 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
A Time for justice America's civil rights movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the battle for civil rights, recalling the crises in Montgomery, Little Rock, Birmingham, and Selma and reveals the heroism of the individuals involved
The Voyage of Aquarius( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 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 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve civil rights activists share their experiences with San Francisco students
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

The quilt by Cindy Ruskin( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.03 for This light ... to 1.00 for A toy can ...)

English (16)