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and the Echo Foundation
According to their website, the mission of the organization is to ask "What can one person do?" to further humanitarian causes. "One America, One American," answers this through the photographs of Bill Eppridge.
Eppridge photographed Robert F. Kennedy extensively for Life Magazine, developing a rapport with Kennedy and creating intimate portraits of both a man and his profound effect on people. Eppridge lives in New Milford, CT. Still River Editions of Danbury, CT performed the high-resolution scans of Eppridge's photographs for the exhibit and book A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties.
The exhibit in Charlotte is in conjunction with the Echo Foundation's 2012 "New Visions. New Media." student photo competition. The grand prize of the photography competition is one day photo shoot with Bill Eppridge at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
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