Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Robert Cohen Best of 2018 Photos

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Robert Cohen Best of 2018 Photos

Article excerpt

Missed photographs wake me up at night.

While these pages capture the joy, pain and beauty of St. Louis and our surroundings, they capture it in microseconds of time. I spend too much time thinking about moments never seen -- images not patient enough to find a camera.

Last spring the newspaper sent me to Memphis to cover the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Close to town with the soulful WDIA on the radio, I heard the story of a thunderstorm over the city 50 years ago when King gave his final "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. Rain was in the forecast.

The King family joined guests inside Mason Temple to commemorate his last sermon. I was locked out, caught without the right media pass. …

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