In 1968, under the auspices of Life magazine, photographer Howard L. Bingham and journalist Gilbert Moore began a journey to capture the activities of the Black Panther Party. From March through October, from Los Angeles to Oakland, and Berkeley to New York, Bingham's camera immortalized moments in time with Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver and his wife, Kathleen Neal Cleaver, David Hilliard, and the many initiates, believers and observers.
This exhibition not only showcase recognizable snapshots taken during public displays, but also posed, private and unusual moments that the Panthers leaders could have only granted to a well-trusted soul. Out of such open access, Bingham created an extremely personal and priceless tribute. His photographs reveal the energy of political demonstrations, courthouses and jailhouses, reflecting his artistry and openness to the cause through his camera lens.