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Bob Adelman (born 1931) is an American photographer known for his images of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Raised on Long Island, New York, he earned his B.A. at Rutgers University, Law Studies from Harvard University, and M.A. in Philosophy from Columbia University.
Adelman used his background as a graduate student in Applied Aesthetics from Columbia University to forge close ties with leading figures of art and literature, including Andy Warhol and Samuel Becket. After studying photography for several years under the tutelage of famed Harper’s Bazaar art director Alexey Brodovitch, Adelman volunteered as a photographer for the Congress of Racial Equality in the early 1960s, a position that granted him access to Civil Rights Movement’s key leaders, including Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Baldwin.
- King, Martin Luther; Adelman, Bob (Ed.);& Johnson, Charles (Intro.). MLK: A Celebration in Word and Image. Beacon Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-8070-0316-9
- Veciana-Suarez, Ana, "Photographer Bob Adelman witnessed historic events in civil rights movement", Miami Herald, August 1, 2010. 
- Bob Adelman official website
- Bob Adelman at the Internet Movie Database
- Mine Eyes Have Seen, national museum tour (2009–2012)
- Works by or about Bob Adelman in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Collected coverage in the Lens blog at The New York Times
- Bob Adelman's best shot, Leo Benedictus, The Guardian, 3 January 2008