Documentary photographer Bob Gore, captured dynamic images of last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests in New York City. Selections of his work will be exhibited at the Interchurch Center from January 15-February to 25, 2021.
The recent invasion of the US Capitol has generated interest in the non-violent protests surrounding the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Extensive media reports have compared and contrasted the motives, makeup, and behavior of the protestors. In light of the unprecedented violence that occurred in the nation’s Capitol, educators and parents are looking for ways to weave discussions on the role of protest into their lesson plans.
Mr. Gore will make his images available at no cost to students, parents, and teachers to create discussions and create assignments around peaceful protest. Students, parents, and teachers can access the collection The Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Historical Society have also agreed to share this offering with their audiences.
One Bronx teacher said, “Bob’s images will enable students to revisit last summer’s peaceful protests for discussions, and artistic expressions.”