Picturing Resistance presents images from marches, protests, rallies, and demonstrations, showing people, in the public view, voicing their passion for change.
Our juror, Ken Light, photographer, author, and a Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the University of California, Berkeley, will select from submitted images.
Melanie Light and Ken Light’s book, Picturing Resistance, serves as the inspiration for this juried exhibition, and a must own book for anyone interested in social justice movements in the past seven decades.
In Ryan gallery Ken Light’s images from his book Midnight La Frontera will be shown during the Picturing Resistance exhibition.
During the opening reception author and performer Ada McCartney will deliver a spoken word and musical performance in the spirit of raising our voices for change. Her voice and music will heighten the visual impact of photography in the galleries to the next level.
Video Walk Through the Gallery Here’s a quick walk through the gallery with excerpts from Ada McCartney’s performance at the opening reception. You can see a closer look at the photographs in the gallery below.
About the Juror Ken Light, a freelance documentary photographer for over fifty years, focuses on social issues facing America. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, his work has been published in twelve books, in magazines, exhibitions and numerous anthologies, exhibition catalogues and a variety of media, digital and motion picture.
His most recent book Course of the Empire, published by Steidl, portrays a decade of mounting tension in a polarized America, from Wall Street to the rural heartland and is a portrait of the American social landscape and is a riveting historical and visual record of a complicated country in a complicated time.
Midnight La Frontera (TBW Books) illustrates, in piercing words and in strobe lit images caught against the dark of night, the struggle and defiance of those who make the perilous hike for days and weeks in search of the American Dream.
Banner images by Harvey Castro, Elaine Kessler, and Bruce Charles