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Images and Power: Protest Photography and the Challenges of Representation

Join us for a conversation about exposing the challenges of representation through protest photography as framed through One Voice, One Message: Black Lives Matter, an exhibition at Hopkins Hall Gallery.

  • Joshua Edmonds, Photographer/Videographer; Visual Media Specialist, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Daniel Marcus, Associate Curator of Exhibitions, Wexner Center for the Arts; Lecturer, Department of History of Art
  • Gina Osterloh, Assistant Professor, Department of Art
  • Merijn van der Heijden, Director, Urban Arts Space
  • Larry Williamson, Jr., Director; Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, click here.


On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year old black male, was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota by a police officer who held his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. People took to the streets to protest and to enact change. Joshua Edmonds’ photography exhibition shares just a fragment of that reaction that took place in Columbus, Ohio.

The exhibition and related programming are part of an ongoing collaboration between Ohio State's Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Urban Arts Space. It is presented in conjunction with The HeART of Protest series convened by The King Arts Complex. More than twenty arts and cultural organizations in Columbus have teamed up for The HeART of Protest, which includes 46 non-sequential days of artistic protest determined by each organization to honor the 46 years of Mr. George Floyd’s life.


If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this webinar, please contact Clara Davison at davison.102@osu.edu or 614-688-1214. Requests made two weeks before an event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet all requests.

Unable to join the event live? No worries, register anyway. All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar and additional resources following the event.

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