"LEGALIZE ABORTION: on this 4th day of the Kavanagh Supreme Court hearings, this image by Bev Grant captures the political urgency that continues to rally us into collective action 50 years later.
until October 16, 2018: “1968 from the Bev Grant Archive” at OSMOS 50 East 1st Street in the East Village.
Focusing on seminal political events of 1968—“the year that shattered America”—this exhibition traces the first-hand experiences of Bev Grant on the frontlines of the struggles of the Women’s Movement, and other progressive political causes of the time. Grant’s camera bore witness to this watershed protest that launched the nascent feminist movement in the U.S. while also commencing her career as a documentary photographer and filmmaker. While Bev Grant participated in several grassroots political movements over the years, her vast archive of photographic negatives has lain dormant for decades and was previously unknown. Curated by Cay-Sophie Rabinowitz and myself, this exhibition seeks to reinstate Bev Grant as a key figure in the American social documentary tradition. Assembling these iconic images of this chapter of the history of the American Left serves as a crucial reminder of the collective power of protest and social action at this fragile moment of our democracy. #BevGrant #1968 #keepabortionlegal #cancelkavanaugh #osmosgallery " from co-curator Alison Gingeras at Instagram
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