Dorothy Day & The Catholic Worker
color 1990's
B&W 2000's
Vivian Cherry was assigned to a series on Dorothy Day for Jubilee magazine. Ms. Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker Newspaper was a convert to Catholicism. Some years earlier, Ms. Day had opened a combination soup kitchen and settlement house which she named the House of Hospitality.
Day marched frequently to support humanitarian causes, marching against the use of the atom bomb in 1955. Dorothy Day, in pursuit of her ideals against war and responsibility for the homeless, practiced a policy of nonresistance towards organized authority, gave up all worldly goods, and recently was suggested for sainthood by Pope John Paul II.

-Barbara Head Millstein

Curator of Photographs, Brooklyn Museum of Art

1940's & 1950's