Kevin Miyazaki has created portraits of protesters in Madison, Wisconsin that will be exhibited at two venues this month. 100 photographs will be for sale at each venue, and he will donate his proceeds to Progressives United, an organization founded by former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.
“These portraits were made on the sidewalk outside the Wisconsin state capital building in Madison. During the protests, the unofficial theme, expressed in words, drum beats and car horns, has been, “This is what Democracy looks like!” This is what Democracy looked like to me, in the form of faces, signs, buttons, and hard hats. “
This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Portrait Society Gallery
207 E. Buffalo Street (Marshall Building), 5th floor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 15 to May 1, 2011
Gallery hours: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m.
Clampdown: Labor, Management, and the Recession
Curated by Greg Ruffing
16006 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio
April 30 to May 20, 2011
Opening reception on April 30, from 6-10 p.m.
He has also created a terrific video of this project.
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