By Lonnie Dawkins
Annie King Phillips reflects on her memories of classmate George Scurlock, son of photographer Addison Scurlock. The Scurlocks captured Washington, DC in pictures during the early part of the 20th Century.
Ms. Phillips, a renown collage artist talked about photography and the Scurlock family. Addison Scurlock and J.P. Ball are my favorite photographers and it was wonderful to hear first hand about Surlock’s work from someone who lived during that period. Ms. Phillips is now 93 years old and lives in Illinois.
Collage Artist Annie King Phillips
Lonnie Dawkins photography website
Today a lot of focus is on youth. While that is fine there is something special about having enjoyed a long life. In this case a life of 90 years. Youth can learn from those crowned with age.
We celebrated my father-in-law’s 90th birthday over the weekend and my aunt’s 90th last year. Both are in relatively good health and are still enjoying life. My father-in-law still drives occasionally and my aunt still makes it to all family events. Continue reading
This photographic essay is about the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial and the people who visit it. The memorial stands out to me because of the peaceful spirit there. The design of the memorial allows people to get very close to the spirit of Dr. King. Visitors are invited to touch the roughness of the Mountain of Despair. From the main entrance they are encouraged to look through the opening of the Mountain of Despair towards the Stone of Hope. I found the Stone of Hope which includes Dr. King’s statue to not be very tall and to give a sense of Dr. King being right there among the people gazing out at them. Also, Park Rangers give very informative and inspiring talks about the King legacy. I think that a visit to this great memorial should be on everyone’s list of things to do.
In these images I have intentionally included the people and tried to show their connection and reverence for Dr. King.
Have you visited the King National Memorial? What was your experience?