A Million Faces: The Photography of John W. Mosley
An Exhibition in Partnership with Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries
September 24, 2016–January 16, 2017
John W. Mosley (1907–1969) was one of the premier photojournalists of 20th-century Philadelphia. He chronicled the vitality of the black community and life in the segregated city from the 1930s through the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
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A catalogue of A Million Faces will be available for purchase in our museum store in May of 2017.
For their generous support of this exhibition and catalogue, Woodmere extends sincere thanks and appreciation to the Lomax Family Foundation, William M. King Charitable Foundation, Ethel Benson Wister, and Mary G. David.
Image: PTC Protest, November 8, 1943, 1943. (John W. Mosley Photograph Collection, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA.)
Mary Johnson and Joan Myers Brown (right) at a recital at the Sydney School of Dance, Philadelphia
Baptism performed by Reverend Marshall L. Shepard, Sr., pastor of Mount Olivet Tabernacle Baptist Church, 647 North 42nd Street, Philadelphia
An unidentified woman photographed for a calendar produced by Dox Thrash