RFK Funeral Train: The People’s View at International Center of Photography (ICP), through September 2, 2018

“This year marks half a century since Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train made its way from New York City to Washington DC. Several photographers, including Paul Fusco, traveled on the funeral train and photographed the entire journey from the train. The main subject of these images is the people who stand along the tracks, paying their last respects and expressing bewilderment and sorrow. Terpstra’s film installation aims to reverse the perspective that Fusco offered in his touching photographs by showing the snapshots and 8mm home movies of the train as taken by the spectators combined with their recollections of that day. The people along the track photographed the train for themselves in an attempt to hold on to a moment in history. Terpstra strives to link these images together once more, just as the people stood side by side along the railroad.” — ICP 

Annie Ingram, [Elkton, Maryland], June 8, 1968. From Rein Jelle Terpstra’s The People’s View (2014–18). Courtesy Melinda Watson.

Annie Ingram, [Elkton, Maryland], June 8, 1968. From Rein Jelle Terpstra’s The People’s View (2014–18). Courtesy Melinda Watson.

Annie Ingram, [Elkton, Maryland], June 8, 1968. From Rein Jelle Terpstra’s The People’s View (2014–18). Courtesy Melinda Watson.

Philip Kennedy, [Arbutus, Maryland], June 8, 1968. From Rein Jelle Terpstra’s The People’s View (2014–18).

Philip Kennedy, [Arbutus, Maryland], June 8, 1968. From Rein Jelle Terpstra’s The People’s View (2014–18).

Claire Leary, [Iselin, New Jersey], June 8, 1968. From Rein Jelle Terpstra’s The People’s View (2014–18).

Claire Leary, [Iselin, New Jersey], June 8, 1968. From Rein Jelle Terpstra’s The People’s View (2014–18).

Claire Leary, [Iselin, New Jersey], June 8, 1968. From Rein Jelle Terpstra’s The People’s View (2014–18).

Rein Jelle Terpstra Film Installation

Rein Jelle Terpstra, Still from The People’s View (2014–18); courtesy Rein Jelle Terpstra.

Rein Jelle Terpstra, Still from The People’s View (2014–18); courtesy Rein Jelle Terpstra.

Rein Jelle Terpstra, Still from The People’s View (2014–18); courtesy Rein Jelle Terpstra.

Rein Jelle Terpstra, Still from The People’s View (2014–18); courtesy Rein Jelle Terpstra.

Rein Jelle Terpstra, Still from The People’s View (2014–18); courtesy Rein Jelle Terpstra.

Rein Jelle Terpstra, Still from The People’s View (2014–18); courtesy Rein Jelle Terpstra.

Images courtesy International Center of Photography.