The Art of Protest

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Protest is our way to assert our freedom of association - the one for the many and many for the one. We inhabit a zeitgeist which we cannot separate ourselves from. Art does not happen in a state of isolation, it is here and now and the here and now is urgency.

 Anish Kapoor (artist) 

in

The Art of Protest (2019) published by Amnesty International 

 

The Art of Protest explores how photography can be a means of protest.  How the photographer can be part of a shift from documentary photography to visual activism. From observer to activist to make and use images as agents for change.

 

As an activist my photography seeks to use art as a means of protest - focused mainly around issues connected to the environment, urban spaces, and equal justice with specific focus on gender equality and women's rights.

If you're interested in the work follow on social media #theartofprotest and my tumblr link in the menu. 

 

The Art of Protest is an artist development project supported by Arts Council England, Developing Your Creative Practice Fund.

Defend your right to protest
Defend your right to protest

Defend your right to protest
Defend your right to protest

Defend your right to protest
Defend your right to protest

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