Jim Marshall lived in the distinctive Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City from 1962 to 1964, working with major record labels and news magazines. Many of his iconic Bob Dylan photos were taken there. The Village also offered poignant scenes of street life, which Jim captured with his Leica, including a kid resting after playing "good guys vs. bad guys." (1963)
On assignment in the winter of 1963, Jim Marshall embedded himself in a coal mining family in Hazard, Kentucky. He resided with the family, sleeping in their home and sharing their food. And he photographed their lives and daily struggles to survive in dire poverty. The author of the article remained in New York City, and believing that the writer was judgmental about the people of Hazard, Jim refused to allow use of his photographs for the story.
Photograph of Johnny Cash taken at Folsom Prison, California, 1968. Cash asked Jim Marshall to photograph his groundbreaking concerts at both Folsom Prison (1968) and San Quentin (1969) Prison to bring awareness to the inhumane prison conditions in the United States.
Photograph of Fannie Lee Chaney, mother of James Chaney, taken by Jim Marshall as the FBI informed her that her son, James Chaney was murdered by the Klu Klux Klan while he signed up blacks to vote in the South. (June 21, 1964, during Freedom Summer near Philadelphia, Mississippi)
Jim Marshall photographed Cesar Chavez during Chavez's 300-mile march to the California State Capitol in Sacramento to bring widespread public attention to farm workers causes, civil rights, political representation for racial minorities, and environmental justice. (March 1966)
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