Once a long lost Soviet-era camera, Lomography has finally brought back to life the Lubitel 166+. Featuring the good ol’ top-down viewfinder and manual knobs, what is photography without a twin lens reflex as fascinating as this?
Happy Birthday Madiba! 95 years and counting!
Thank you for showing the world the power of peace and reconciliation in the face of hate and fear.
On this date in 1974, Mrs. Alberta Williams King, the mother of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot and killed.
The murder happened as Mrs. King sat at the organ in the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Suddenly, Marcus Wayne Chenault, 23, opened fire with two revolvers. “I’m tired of all this!” he screamed. He wounded three people, two of them, Mrs. King and Deacon Edward Boykin, died. [Continue reading at the African American Registry.]
Up Against It! Vintage Black Americana Postcard (1910). From my collection.