Newsroom

Posted: June 12, 2018

‘Picturing Protest’ Captures Era of Upheaval 50 Years Ago in the U.S.

The civil rights movement and the movement against the U.S. war in Vietnam came to a head in the 1960s, inspiring protests across the country. Fifty years after the watershed events of 1968, Picturing Protest examines the visual framing of political demonstrations around the country and on Princeton’s campus. At a time when the coverage and circulation of news media were rapidly expanding, many of these photographs became icons of social struggle, fundamentally changing the ways people have visualized the United States ever since. Drawn from Princeton University collections, the images on view compel us to contemplate the capacity of protest, and of art, to imagine, interpret and cultivate change. See all

 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Related Articles

This article has no other related articles.

Instagram