Arts > Photographers > 20th, 21st century > USA > James "Spider" Martin 1939-2003
the youngest photographer at The Birmingham News,
was one of the few photographers on the ground
in Selma on March 7, 1965,
known as Bloody Sunday,
when state troopers violently
beat back peaceful marchers
at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Here is the moment before the confrontation.
James “Spider” Martin Archive/Briscoe Center, University of Texas at Austin
Spider Martin’s Photographs of the Selma March Get a Broader View
By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER NYT FEB. 15, 2015
James "Spider" Martin USA 1939-2003
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