Author | Photo Above, left: Cynthia Benjamins, Untitled [Angela Davis], ca. 1978. Above, right: Allan Copeland, Untitled [Kathleen Cleaver at the Black Panther Headquarters, San Francisco, California], November 24, 1968. Gelatin silver prints. The Black Star Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

Power to the People: Exhibition Opening This Wednesday

Tomorrow night, head to Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould St) for the opener to their winter 2017 exhibit: Power to the People: Photography and Video of Repression and Black Protest, co-presented by Black Artist’s Network Dialogue.

You’ll get to see remarkable works, including Attica USA 1971: Images and Sounds of a Rebellion (recounting the notorious 1971 insurrection at Attica Correctional Facility in western New York State), Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star (Dawoud Bey’s photographic portraits commemorating the victims of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama), Adam Pendleton: My Education, A Portrait of David Hilliard (revisiting a 1968 gun battle between California police and America’s Black Panther Party), and Sister(s) in the Struggle (depicting leading female figures of the Black Panther Party).

Exhibit is free to attend.

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