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SouthBound: Photographer Burk Uzzle On MLK, Woodstock, And Coming Back Home

You might not have heard the name Burk Uzzle – if you did, you’d remember it. But it’s likely that you’ve seen his work.

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Uzzle's iconic Woodstock photo.

He has been a professional photographer for more than 60 years. His iconic photos include pictures from the memorial for Martin Luther King Jr., and the picture that became the album cover for the soundtrack to the movie “Woodstock.”

Now, after decades away, he is back home in North Carolina, embarking on a huge project about race in the South. At 81 years old, he still burns to create.

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Show notes:

Other music from this episode:

Charles Atlas, "Photosphere"

Nineteen Eight Eight, "Photograph of U"

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SouthBound is a production of WFAE. Our host is Tommy Tomlinson. Our audience engagement manager is Joni Deutsch, and our main theme comes from Josh Turner.

Tommy Tomlinson has hosted the podcast SouthBound for WFAE since 2017. He also does a commentary, On My Mind, which airs every Monday.