Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 158

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(BLACK PANTHERS.) REISTERER, RON; PHOTOGRAPHER. Six large gelatin silver print photographs of the Black Panthers and related images. Each 14 x 11 inch black and white prints, identified and signed by Ron Reisterer in pencil on the versos. San Francisco, circa 1967-1968

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Pulitzer Prize winner, Ron Reisterer was for 50 years the staff photographer for the Oakland Tribune. He was perfectly positioned to record the Panthers development, covering their trials and tribulations. Their acceptance and trust of him gave him opportunities that other press photographers did not have. Images include: Kathleen Cleaver; William Lee Brent at a Panther rally (April 1968); Marlon Brando at the rally (also 1968); Free Huey rally, July 16, 1968; Bobby Seale and others at a Panther Press Conference in front of 1218 28th Street, Oakland, site of Bobby Hutton shooting, (April 12, 1968); and Bobby Hutton with shotgun outside Oakland Police Department, (May 22, 1967.)