March from Selma, Alabama (detail) from Time of Change, negative 1965; printed later, Bruce Davidson, gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos

In Focus: Protest


West Pavilion, Lower Level

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We are reminded frequently of the power of photographs to propel action and inspire change. During demonstrations photographers take to the streets to record fast-moving events. At other times they bear witness to daily injustices, helping to make them more widely known. This exhibition of images made during periods of social struggle in the United States highlights the myriad roles protest photographs play in shaping our understanding of American life.

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