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LIVING IN HISTORY
Contemporary Photojournalism


Refugees, primarily from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, disembark on the island of Lesvos, Greece, 2015

An important exhibition of photographs covering 21st Century events documented by the new-wave of frontline photojournalists, July 5 – September 22, 2019. Although the glory days of publishing history-making events in LIFE magazine are long gone, there is a new generation of photojournalists dedicated to recording history as we live it. Looking at the pictorial documentation of such extraordinary events we often get the impression that we are feeling the pulse of history more intensively than at other times. Remarkably, at the same time the press is under attack as never before in history. Reporters Sans Frontières, or Reporters Without Borders, dropped the U.S. to No. 48 out of 180 on its 2019 annual World Press Freedom Index, three notches lower than its place last year. The move downgrades the country from a "satisfactory" place to work freely to a "problematic" one for journalists.

Title: Kadoni Kinan, a volunteer and himself a refugee from Syria, pulled a young Syrian boy from a raft that had just arrived from Turkey
Artist: Ashley Gilbertson
Title: Rwand Ali, from Syria, watches refugees board a train to the Serbian border, 2015
Artist: Ashley Gilbertson
Title: Raslans, Germany, 2015
Artist: Ashley Gilbertson

Title: A father and child from El Salvador leaving Mexico City with 1500 other people on November 15, 2016
Artist: Rob Wilson
Title: Tijuana, Mexico, moments after asylum seekers were shot with rubber bullets and teargas by Border Patrol and DHS Officials, November 25, 2018
Artist: Rob Wilson
Title: Mexican authorities raid the refugee camp on Cinco de Mayo Avenue outside of the Benito Juarez Stadium where roughly 200 people were living, Tijuana, Mexico, December 20, 2018
Artist: Rob Wilson

Title: 32 Religious leaders being arrested for peacefully protesting the immigration policies of the Trump administration, December 18, 2018
Artist: Rob Wilson
Title: Asylum seekers from the Central American exodus being prevented from making claims by Mexican Federal Police, Tijuana, Mexico, November 25, 2018
Artist: Rob Wilson
Title: Religious leaders being arrested for peacefully protesting the immigration policies of the Trump administration, on the border near San Diego, California, December 10, 2018
Artist: Rob Wilson

Title: Trinity Site #1, White Sands Missile Range, NM , 2016
Artist: Nina Berman
Title: Atomic Bomb, White Sands Missile Range, NM 2016
Artist: Nina Berman
Title: Uranium Remembrance Day, Church Rock, NM 2016
Artist: Nina Berman

Title: Residents from Navajo communities gather on Uranium Remembrance Day, Church Rock, NM July 16, 2016. The first Atomic Bomb Test was tested at 5:29 am on July 16, 1945.
Artist: Nina Berman
Title: “Defend The Sacred”: Standing Rock, Cannon Ball, North Dakota, 2016
Artist: Ryan Vizzions
Title: Protesters face off with police and the National Guard on February 1, 2017, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
Artist: Ryan Vizzions

Title: Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Standing Rock's Oceti Sakowin camp, February, 2017
Artist: Ryan Vizzions
Title: March against Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill”, Atlanta, Georgia, 2019
Artist: Ryan Vizzions
Title: Women's March on Washington, DC. January 21, 2017
Artist: Rob Wilson

Title: Anti-Gun Rally, Chicago
Artist: Steve Schapiro
Title: Donald Trump's speech , Republican National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio, July, 2016
Artist: Nina Berman
Title: Trump Tower, New York, 2017
Artist: Ashley Gilbertson

Title: Hurricane Sandy, Seaside Heights, NJ, 2012
Artist: Stephen Wilkes
Title: Empire State Building, Hurricane Sandy, 2012
Artist: Nina Berman
Title: A church flooded by Hurricane Florence stands silently in its reflection in Burgaw, North Carolina, 2018
Artist: Ryan Vizzions

Title: A local pastor’s home, which succumbed to flood waters in Burgaw, North Carolina.
Artist: Ryan Vizzions
Title: Bedrooms of the Fallen. Army Corporal Matthew J. Emerson, 20, was killed when his vehicle rolled over on September 18, 2007, in Mosul, Iraq. He was from Grandview, Washington. His bedroom was photographed in February 2010.
Artist: Ashely Gilbertson
Title: Bedrooms of the Fallen. US soldier Ryan Yurchison, 27, from New Middletown, Ohio, died of an overdose after a tour of Iraq and was struggling with posttraumatic stress disorder. His bedroom was photographed in September, 2011
Artist: Ashely Gilbertson

Title: Funeral for Iraq War Soldier, Morley, Michigan, 2006
Artist: Eric Smith
Title: Leenawee County Fair, Michigan, 2007
Artist: Eric Smith
Title: Untitled, September 11, 2002
Artist: Nina Berman

Title: Running to the Osprey, New Rochelle, NY, 2015
Artist: Nina Berman
Title: Untitled, Libya, 2011
Artist: Yuri Kozyrev
Title: Shehat, Libya March 25, 2012 A Libyan woman visits the ruins of the ancient city of Cyrene in eastern Libya’s Green Mountains
Artist: Yuri Kozyrev

Title: Cairo, Egypt — February 8, 2011
Artist: Yuri Kozyrev
Title: Afghan Woman with Diploma, Kabul, Afghanistan 1998
Artist: Nina Berman
Title: Iraq
Artist: Other Photographers

Title: An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator is arrested on Broadway and Wall Street on November 17, 2011
Artist: Ashley Gilbertson
Title: Occupy Wall Street Demonstration: Twenty thousand protesters occupy Times Square on October 15, 2011
Artist: Ashley Gilbertson
Title: Members of the community gather on Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis for a vigil for Vonderrit Myers Jr. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
Artist: Whitney Curtis

Title: James Ford, Jr. approaches St. Louis County police to question them as to why they are choosing to block a section of West Florissant Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 in Dellwood, Mo
Artist: Whitney Curtis
Title: Rashaad Davis, 23, backs away as St. Louis County police officers approach him with guns drawn and eventually arrest him, Ferguson, Missouri, August 11, 2014
Artist: Whitney Curtis
Title: “I'm Still Alive”, Chicago, 2017
Artist: Steve Schapiro

Title: Black Lives Matter Rally after the family of Alton Sterling spoke following the shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, 2016
Artist: Ryan Vizzions
Title: President Barack Obama with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, right, listen in the Rose Garden at the White House
Artist: Brooks Kraft



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