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Bruce Davidson Arrest of a demonstrator. "Damn the Defiant!" Birmingham, Alabama. USA. 1963. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco Cesar Chavez, leader of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), picketing outside of a farm to urge workers to join in the fight for better wages and workers' rights. California, USA. 1966. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Marc Riboud An American young girl, Jan Rose Kasmir, confronts the American National Guard outside the Pentagon during the 1967 anti-Vietnam march. Washington, D.C, USA. 1967. © Marc Riboud | Magnum Photos
Stuart Franklin Tiananmen Square. Beijing, China. 1989. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold Malcolm X during his visit to enterprises owned by Black Muslims. Illinois, Chicago, USA. 1962. © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown Thousands of demonstrators gathered for a "Justice for All" march in the nation's capital to protest decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of two b (...)
Thomas Dworzak During the night after the "revolution" bands of thugs had looted the main shops. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. March 2005. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Peter van Agtmael Palestinian protestors run from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers at a weekly protest against the Israeli occupation. Nabi Saleh, West Bank. 2013. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos
Larry Towell Sioux protest camp. Cannon Ball, North Dakota, USA. September, 2016. © Larry Towell | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini An Orthodox priest blesses the protesters on a barricade. Kiev, Ukraine. February 20, 2014. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Christopher Anderson Women's March in Midtown the day after Donald Trump wass inaugurated as President. New York City, USA. January 21st, 2017. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos

Taking place at a time of major political disruption, with the rise of populism and a swing to the right in Europe and the USA, following the Arab Spring, this exhibition takes a look through Magnum’s archive at photographs of protest from the 1930s to the present day.

Photographs that have taken on a totemic value in popular culture, such as Eve Arnold‘s portrait of civil rights activist Malcolm X (1962), Marc Riboud‘s Vietnam War protestor (1967) Stuart Franklin‘s Tank Man (1989) sit with powerful contemporary pictures from Ukraine by Jerome Sessini (2014) and Standing Rock (2017) by Larry Towell.

June 20 – July 15, 2017
Milk gallery, 450 West 15th St, New York NY 10011

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