Featuring: Abdo Shanan, Billy H.C. Kwok, Josué Rivas, Katie Orlinksy, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Taslima Akhter
As coronavirus cases began their deadly rise across the globe this spring, whole countries shut down, pushing millions out of work and stalling the world economy. But the lockdowns didn’t stop prejudice, police violence, or wage theft. These cases exacerbated the inequality and exploitation that existed before the coronavirus. And while the lockdowns have made it more difficult to voice dissent in the streets, some governments have used the crisis as a pretext to ban political gatherings, it hasn’t stopped people from continuing to protest injustice and oppression, wherever they find it.
To document the global uprisings that have shaken the world this year, The Nation, America’s oldest progressive weekly magazine, and Magnum Foundation, an organization expanding creativity and diversity in documentary practice, have partnered on an eighteen-week series of photographic dispatches from activist hot spots around the world.
From the garment factories of Bangladesh to Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, from the streets of Algeria to the universities of Hong Kong, this series, Frontlines in Focus features storytelling by independent image makers, whose role in recording, collecting, and communicating stories during this time of collective isolation is especially vital.
Magnum Foundation expands creativity and diversity in visual storytelling, activating new audiences and ideas through the innovative use of images. Through grant making, mentorship, and creative collaborations, we partner with socially-engaged imagemakers exploring new models for storytelling.
This installation was produced with the support of Magnum Foundation’s Counter Histories initiative, focused on creatively reframing the past to engage with urgent questions of the present and future. This project was made with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation.
Frontlines in Focus
Featuring: Various ArtistsView Location Details Number 11 on the official photoville map Click to download this year's map Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
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Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Photography and Social Justice: Sharing Works in Progress
We’re sharing some inside looks into the processes and experiences of our 2020 Photography and Social Justice Fellows as their projects near completion.Learn More