Picturing Resistance: Moments and Movements of Social Change from the 1950s to Today (Hardcover)
by Ken Light and Melanie Light
*out of print*
In place of the iconic image of Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at the March on Washington, Picturing Resistance conveys the feeling of pain and frustration of the time period by instead showing him moments after being arrested, restrained against a police station table. The moments captured in Picturing Resistance take the reader on a journey 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.
Picturing Resistance will inspire revolutionary thinkers, activists, and dreamers of all stripes to celebrate the milestones of the past as we build a progressive future.
About the Author
Ken Light is currently the Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a social documentary photographer who has exhibited internationally and received numerous grants and awards, including two NEA photography fellowships and the Dorothea Lange Fellowship. His published photography collections include Valley of Shadows and Dreams, Coal Hollow, Witness in Our Time, Texas Death Row, Delta Time, To the Promised Land, With These Hands, and What's Going On?.
Melanie Light is a writer, curator, and appraiser whose work focuses on documentary photography.
Category: Photography, Civil Rights
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Date Published: October 20, 2020
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