Five days before the march he was at his lowest point.
The photographs of Martin Luther King Jr. were taken by Dan Budnick during the March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
"I knew I had to be there, and I was prepared to stay there as long as it took," said Dan Budnick. "These were three I thought they were 16-years old."
The several dozen images on display share the struggle and emotion of the day.
"When I saw their resolve I knew things were going to change, King could do his wonderful thing but it was the foot soldiers that made it happen," he said.
Something he hopes his photographs share.
"I hope they walk away with the knowledge that Dr. King was a great leader, and he was the glue that held it all together," said Budnick.
Budnick lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. The photographs are on display in gallery four at "Art Intersection," in downtown Gilbert.
The gallery is dedicated to displaying works of art on social issues.