In her latest miniature exhibit, Tammie Knight, designer and owner of Small Matters Miniatures, honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. using images curated by Photographer Adrian Octavius Walker. Scroll on to hear all about Still Dreaming in Knight's own words.
Tammie Knight working on near-finished model (photo by Nathaniel King)
"Still Dreaming, for me, is powerful. If you summed up Dr. King's legacy, I think that has to be what a lot of us can anchor to: we have to continue to believe that it's going to get better. We have to continue to believe that mankind and humankind are worth it. We have to believe that people can overcome really terrible circumstances, and really unfortunate circumstances, and keep going. I love the name Still Dreaming, and think it hits home in a really big way." — Tammie Knight
Main interior of the model created by Tammie Knight (photo by Nathaniel King)
Adrian Octavius Walker, Headshot by Felton Kizer
Adrian Octavius Walker is a photographer and curator. He worked alongside Tammie Knight to select the photographs included in Still Dreaming. The curation includes rare images of Dr. King and explores the magnitude of his impact while allowing viewers to reflect on his legacy.
Scroll on to hear Walker introduce the historic images he chose, which, though they will be presented in miniature, are nonetheless of monumental significance and power.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Rev. Ralph Abernathy, John's County Jail, St. Augustine, FL, 1964 (1964/1964) by Unknown PhotographerHigh Museum of Art
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Baltimore (1964/1964) by Leonard FreedHigh Museum of Art
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1962) by Yousuf KarshSmithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
President Lyndon B. Johnson and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1966-03-18) by LBJ Library photo by Yoichi OkamotoU.S. National Archives
President Lyndon B. Johnson moves to shake hands with Dr. Martin Luther King while others look on (1965-08-06) by LBJ Library photo by Yoichi OkamotoU.S. National Archives
Martin Luther King Arrived at the New Delhi Airport (Feb 10, 1959)The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute at Stanford University | The World House Project