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Resistors: 50 Years of Social Movement Photography

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Protestors climb on top of a semi truck at the ports as part of Occupy Oakland's general strike in Oakland, CA. November 2, 2011. Thousands of protestors marched to the Port of Oakland and blockaded it, shutting down maritime operations. © Photo by Sarah Rice
Resistors: 50 Years of Social Movement Photography
Curated by: Ken and Melanie Light

1275 Walnut Street
94709 Berkeley
CA
US
June 29th, 2017 - August 20th, 2017
Opening: June 29th, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
PHONE:  
(510) 644-6893
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 11-5

DESCRIPTION

Revolutionaries, protestors, and now resistors. The Bay Area has been home to a long and proud tradition of citizen activism, which has often been in the vanguard and the cause of increased human and ecological rights across the nation. Now in this time of heightened citizen involvement across the country, this exhibition links generations of resistors and provides inspiration for the ongoing struggle to achieve peace, equality and justice.

The exhibition highlights images by: Harold Adler, Wesaam Al-Badry , Robert Altman, David Bacon, Noah Berger, Jeffrey Blankfort, Nacio Jan Brown, Mima Cataldo, Janet Delaney, Lou Dematteis, Clarivel  Fong, Rosa Furneaux, Rick Gerharter, Susan Gilbert, Dave Glass, Patricio Guillamon, Jeanne Hansen, Sandra Hoover, Joel Angel Juarez, Ed Kashi, Geoffrey King, Santiago Mejia, Kelly Owen, Mimi Plumb, Ted Pushinsky, Alon Reininger, Sarah Rice, Rick Rocamora, Pete Rosos, Terry Schmitt, Stephen Shames, John Storey, Patrick Tehan

There will also be a community photo board available where attendees can post photos of their own experiences at social movement events, adding to the dialogue and expanding the show.

Ken Light has worked as a social documentary photographer for over forty years, has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. He is the author of eight books including his most recent, Valley of Shadows and Dreams. Melanie Light has been involved with both the community of photographers and the photography marketplace for over two decades. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Smith College and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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