[act-ma] 04/22 Shut it Down! Exhibition and Community Conversations Series!

Leonardo March info at mneyid.com
Tue Feb 23 06:19:50 PST 2016

Save the dates!

April 22, 2016: opening of the photo exhibition and community conversations series Shut it Down!

February 29, 2016 deadline for submitting photographs to be part of this event

https://www.facebook.com/events/180318598995756/ <https://www.facebook.com/events/180318598995756/>

Over the last few years the Black Lives Matter activist movement has attained an enormous impact across the nation. Following the murders of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice as well as the acquittal of the perpetrators, cities across the United States experienced a resurgence of protests and calls to demolish institutionalized racism. Embedded in this context, Boston experienced a distinct heightening of actions between the summer of 2014 and winter of 2015 with thousands participating in rallies, marches and die-ins. The chants I can’t breathe!, Hands up don’t shoot! and Shut it down! were heard across various neighborhoods almost on a daily basis during December 2014. It was a time where new leaders and organizations emerged and the city experienced new energy in activism. Shut it Down! is a collection various photographers documenting this energy and its manifestations throughout the city. Throughout the duration of the exhibition curators will be inviting community partners to facilitate conversations with respect to the content of the exhibition and the work each group engages in. 


Mission Gallery and Leonardo March are collaborating in organizing Shut It Down! a photography exhibition and community event held at United South End Settlements’ Harriet Tubman Gallery in Boston, MA during April and May of 2016. We are looking for photojournalistic or documentary style photography that captured activism energy in the Greater Boston area, related to 'black lives matter’ actions between spring 2014 and summer 2015. 

When submitting images please consider the diversity in actions including; protests, marches, rallies, die-ins, speakouts, trainings, community conversations and creative actions. Also consider a variety of compositions. 

In order to enter this open call please send the following to both info at missiongallery.org and info at mneyid.com by February 29th, 2016:

-Selection of 5-10 photos (Each file should be named: yourlastname_1.jpg, yourlastname_2.jpg and so on...)
-List with date and event where each photo was shot
-Brief description of yourself and your work

If any of the image is selected you’ll be notified by: March 11, 2016

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