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Join us as Professor Ken Light and author Melanie Light share their new book Picturing Resistance (Penguin/Random House) which highlights important American social justice movements from the last seven decades. Photographers Yunghi Kim, Darcy Padilla and Ted Soqui will also share images and stories from their work and the book about photographing contemporary social protest movements. They will also explore who gets to record our history.
The moments captured in Picturing Resistance take the reader on a journey from the image of Emmet Till’s funeral that sparked the civil rights movement through decades of people-powered protest, featuring images from the front lines of the civil rights, women’s, environmental, and disability rights movements, as well as contemporary movements like Black Lives Matter and March for Our Lives. The gatekeepers of legacy media have been joined by an increasingly diverse range of journalists, citizen journalists and activists.
This important book pairs iconic and unexpected images with insightful narrative and captions that contextualize the meanings behind the moments that have shaped the promise of American democracy. Resistance is the lifeblood of America.
Copies of the book are available online.
Ken Light is an American social documentary photographer and the Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of ten monographs including Midnight La Frontera, What’s Going On? 1969-1974 and Delta Time.
Melanie Light has been involved with both the community of photographers and the photography marketplace for over two decades. She has collaborated with Ken Light on three photographic monographs, Coal Hollow (UC Press, 2004), California Book Award winner Valley of Shadows and Dreams (Heyday, 2012) and What’s Going On?
Yunghi Kim is a photojournalist with Contact Press Images who has covered some of the biggest international stories for over 35 years. Yunghi came to the United States from her native Korea at age 10 and was also a staff photographer at the Boston Globe for seven years.
Darcy Padilla is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in San Francisco, and an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the recipient of three World Press Photo Awards and a W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.
Ted Soqui is a LA based photojournalist whose work regularly appears in the LA Weekly along with national and international media such as the New York Times, Time and Newsweek.
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