Paul Fusco

RFK Funeral Train
Norman Mailer, Evan Thomas, Edward Kennedy, 2001
Paperback 128 pages
Publisher: Umbrage Editions
ISBN: 978-1884167058
Dimensions: 11.1 x 7.1 x 0.6 inches

RFK Funeral Train includes a body of work heralded as a contemporary classic and is one of the most important photography books of the 20th century.


A collection of 50 color photographs from June 8, 1968, taken by photojournalist Paul Fusco from the train carrying the body of Robert Kennedy from New York City to Washington, D.C. Fusco preserved the diverse and poignant images of mourners along the way who wept, waved flags, and saluted as the train went by.

 

New York Times Book Review, 12/02/2001
"A national trauma...is memorialized in disarmingly powerful fashion in this modest paperback....The most affecting images show small groups of parents and children, isolated in their grief and sharing what by now seems a blessed state of innocence." -- Andy Grundberg