Woodmere Art Museum has 'A Million Faces'

Philadelphia transit workers went on strike when African-Americans were first hired. John W. Mosley photographed this counter strike that was held in response. A photo by John W. Mosley

He sought to chronicle the vitality of Philadelphia African-Americans between the ’30s and the ’60s through “nearly a million faces.”

Philadelphia photojournalist John W. Mosley is the star of the retrospective exhibition “A Million Faces: The Photography of John W. Mosley” at the Woodmere Art Museum. It showcases more than 100 of Mosley’s more than 300,000 photographs, which are preserved in the Temple University Libraries’ Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection.

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