Bruce Davidson, Miranda Barnes, Sohrab Hura and more on how photographs can represent solidarity—from demonstrations of unity in the face of adversity and oppression, to moments of community and connection.
How can photographs represent solidarity? From Bruce Davidson’s iconic images of the Civil Right Movement to Richie Shazam’s coverage of the massive Black Trans Lives Matter march in Brooklyn last month, the act of solidarity can be seen in these demonstrations of unity in the face of adversity and oppression. But solidarity is also captured in moments of community and connection, as seen in the work of Chien-Chi Chang and Denise Stephanie.
Douglas Ethridge has been a long time friend and it was great to see him at Photolucida. Over the years, Doug has created interesting and varied bodies of work, each executed with intention and skill and the work he brought to Portland was no exception.
The tail end of a radio report stayed with Santiago Arcos from the moment he heard it one groggy morning five years ago. It was about a village in his native Ecuador, La Ciénega, a place that had no children.