Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily
[by David Schonauer]
Editor’s Note: Dan Budnik was and ASMP Member and was awarded the American Society of Media Photographers Honor Award in 1999.
Dan Budnik captured history, we noted this week.
Budnik was known for his striking portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taken just moments after his “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, noted USA Today. Time magazine chose one of Budnik’s portraits of King for its “I Have a Dream” 50th anniversary issue in 2013. At the March on Washington, Budnik took a position behind Dr. King as he addressed the enormous crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, added The Times.
“I knew everyone else would be photographing him from the front and the sides,” Budnik said in an interview in Marching to the Freedom Dream. “But I’m about six steps above him, knowing he had to exit in reverse and go up the steps to where I was.”