Rowland Scherman was the first photographer for the Peace Corps, helping to define the group’s image. His photographs have appeared in Life, Look, National Geographic, and Time, among other magazines, and he photographed many of the iconic musical, cultural, and political events of the 1960s, including the 1963 Newport Folk Festival, the March on Washington, D.C., the Beatles’ first U.S. concert, and Woodstock.
Rowland Scherman, Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaking], August 28, 1963, Contemporary print of a black and white photograph, Other: 8 x 10in. (20.3 x 25.4cm) Overall: 14 x 17 x 1/2in. (35.6 x 43.2 x 1.3cm), Collection of Art in Embassies, Washington, D.C.; Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, ARC 542068,NWDNS-306-SSM-4D(107)8, Washington, D.C.
Rowland Scherman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. 28 August 1963, Photograph, Overall: 21 x 17 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (53.3 x 44.5 x 3.8 cm), Collection of Art in Embassies, Washington, D.C.; Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, ARC 542069/306-SSM-4D(107)16