RFKPhotographs by Paul Fusco
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Paul Fusco: RFK, published during the fortieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, is the long-awaited follow-up to Fusco's acclaimed RFK Funeral Train. This new publication features over seventy never-before-seen images, many selected from the treasure trove of slides that comprise the Library of Congress's Look magazine collection.
As a staff photographer for Look magazine in 1968, Fusco was commissioned to document the events surrounding the funeral. He captured thousands of Americans standing by the railroad tracks to greet Kennedy’s funeral train, the mourners gathered at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, and the dramatic night burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Newly discovered photographs are presented alongside classic images that have been seared into public consciousness from two previous iterations of the work: a 1999 limited-edition and the 2000 trade edition, both long out-of-print.
Paul Fusco: RFK provides a new perspective on this legendary photographer's singular achievement. It also helps solidify the status of this classic body of work as one of the great efforts in photographic reportage and an incomparable document of this pivotal moment in U.S. history.
Paul Fusco (born in Leominster, Massachusetts, 1930), a member of Magnum Photos since 1974, began his career photographing for the U.S. Signal Core during the Korean War. He studied photojournalism at Ohio University and his work has been widely published and exhibited, including exhibitions at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, and the International Festival of Photojournalism, Perpignan, France.