Cameras and Community: Photographs from the collection of the Institute of Arts and Media is on view at the California African American Museum through June 5, 2011.

The exhibit features the work of 20 California photographers, some legendary artists while others are still building their portfolios. Their subjects range from such personalities as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez to the grounds crew at the Enterprise School District, and includes communities from the San Fernando Valley to the mountains of Colombia and the jungle of Chiapas, Mexico. They capture the tensions of a riot, the terror of war and the exhilaration of making music.

The range of subject is terrific. Take, for example the above, a snap shot of Martin Luther King, Ralph Abernathy and Sammy Davis Jr. taken by Jack Davis in 1963.

More images from the show follow.

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