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Matt Herron – Photojournalist and Take Stock photo agency owner has died

Matt Herron by Jeannine Herron

Matt Herron photojournalist, activist and Take Stock photo agency died on Friday, August 7, 2020 in a glider crash in Lake County, CA. He was 89.

Take Stock is a picture agency specialised in images of social change, and dedicated to preserving the images and disseminating the history of two social movements: civil rights and migrant farm labor. The collection houses a unique collection of over 75,000 photographic images focused sharply on just two subjects:

  • The Civil Rights movement, including images of Martin Luther King. 
  • Cesar Chavez and the struggle of migrant farm workers.

The agency’s images were licensed by The Image Works (which is now closed) and currently Topfoto who have dedicated their home page opener to Matt. Click below:

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