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Jonathan Moller: Black Lives Matter: Visualizing 2020

Jonathan Moller: Black Lives Matter: Visualizing 2020

Current price: $40.00
Publication Date: November 30th, 2021
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Graffiti, placards and protest ephemera from 2020's Black Lives Matter protests

Award-winning Denver-based photographer and human rights activist Jonathan Moller (born 1963) turns away from his usual social documentary work in Central America with a new collection of images recording the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. In lieu of portraits or scenes from protests, Moller documents the past year of the movement through photographs of related graffiti and street art across Denver, Boston, New York and Washington, DC. These murals, placards and all forms of expression left for the public to read are intended to exist past the important messages presented by large vocal demonstrations. They quietly linger on, hopefully for the long run. Moller's photographs, like the street art, will continue delivering reminders to us all. The selection of COVID-19 response images included at the end of the book acts to contextualize the main body of work in the spirit of the times.