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Virtual Gallery Talk: Robert Gerhardt
October 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Join us for a talk by Robert Gerhardt, whose exhibition Mic Check is on view in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries September 17 – December 18!
Please visit the Eventbrite page to select tickets then watch this event live via https://quickcenter.fairfield.edu/thequicklive/
About the exhibition: Robert Gerhardt: Mic Check is a photography project by photojournalist and writer Robert Gerhardt, who relied on the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag to track and document these protests in New York City over the last seven years. This remarkable body of work includes photographs of protests from 2014 through 2021, across New York, in massive crowds, in rain and sun, during night and day, in motion during marches and stationary during speeches, and in the past year in the midst of a global pandemic. These candid works capture the passion, righteous anger, and frustration of the protestors. The title comes from the shouts of “mic check!” which mobilized protestors into a game of repeat-after-me, a technique that united the crowd and enabled the spread of the speaker’s comments and instructions without amplification.