Robert Houston (photographer)

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Born1935 (age 88–89)
East Baltimore
CitizenshipUnited States

Robert Houston (born in 1935) is an American photographer. He was born in Baltimore (East).[1][2]

He documented the civil rights movement in the U.S., including Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City in Washington, D.C.[3] Beginning in 1968, he was a photojournalist for the magazine Life.[4]


  1. Giordano, J.M. (4 December 2013). "Robert Houston has been documenting life in Baltimore and elsewhere for over 50 years". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. Kreisel, Martha (2006). Photography Books Index III: A Subject Guide to Photo Anthologies. Scarecrow Press. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-8108-5693-6.
  3. Aboulhosn, Angelica (8 January 2018). ""His Camera is Guided by His Heart": On Robert Houston's Photographs of the Poor People's Campaign". Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  4. Bryant, Aaron (2013). "Sight Syncs Sound: Civil Right's Music, Robert Houston's Photography, and the 1968's Poor People's Campaign". Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism. ABC-CLIO. p. 117. ISBN 978-0-313-39806-3. Retrieved 28 April 2020.

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