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(CIVIL RIGHTS--KING, MARTIN LUTHER JR.) FERNANDEZ, BENEDICT. Countdown to Eternity: Photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s. Limited edition portfolio, 12 prints, 8 1/4x12 1/4 inches, matted; preserved in original drop-back case. signed and numbered 11/50 by the artist. A moving collection of intimate vignettes of Dr. King's last year. Kodak, 1989
The works selected for this portfolio were chosen from the travelling exhibition of the same name. Moments captured by Fernandez include images of Dr. King playing a game of catch with his sons, marching arm-in-arm with Dr. Benjamin Spock at the Anti-Vietnam War Protest on April 4, 1967, as well as tense and contemplative candid portraits of Dr. King. Perhaps the most arresting image is that of his children gathered together viewing his body with his youngest daughter, 5-year-old Bernice, peering over the casket, mouth agape, overcome with shock.