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Bob Fitch ’61

February 22, 2016

  • WATSONVILLE CA - 7NOVEMBER10 - Bob Fitch is a documentary photographer whose photographs of the Civil Rights Movement are nationally famous.Copyright David Bacon
    © David Bacon

Bob Fitch has been documenting peace and justice work for close to a half century. From his first volunteer assignment for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Alabama in 1965, through documenting Luis Alejo’s 2010-11 campaign for a seat in the California State Assembly, Fitch’s photographs are about the people who make up the movements for change. Over the course of his remarkable career, he portrayed for the world the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Houses of Hospitality, the first congressional campaign of Congressman Ron Dellums, Fathers Dan and Phillip Berrigan, and the draft resistance work of David Harris and Joan Baez. For seven years, Bob documented the organizing efforts of Cesar Chavez and United Farm Workers Union.