Our Voices, Our Streets: Photographs by Kevin Bubriski
March 28 – December 31
The American street has always been the ultimate public venue for political and cultural expression. The images by Kevin Bubriski, an internationally renowned documentary photographer who lives in southern Vermont, are from his new photo book (to be released in April), which covers a decade of American street protest that began on January 20, 2001 with the inauguration of George W. Bush and ended with Occupy Wall Street in October of 2011. The photographs seen here chronicle events in Bennington that took place between 2001 and 2004. The book includes images from New York and Washington, D.C., as well.
The gatherings were large and sometimes small, and in both cases usually unnoticed by the mainstream media. Bubriski’s street portraits show a diversity of Americans: veterans, families of men and women on active duty, families of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy, parents of U.S. servicemen and women killed in the Iraq War, security personnel, police, Muslim Americans, anti-war activists, disenfranchised minorities, and anarchist youth. The common denominators that unite these images are the lens of the Hasselblad camera and the public stage of the American streets.
Our Voices, Our Streets: American Protests 2001-2011, with a foreword by Lucy McKeon and afterword by Howard Zinn, will be published by powerHouse Books in April 2020.
Related Event: Bubriski will be giving an artist talk at the Museum about his new book Saturday, May 2, at 2:00 pm. Kevin Bubriski’s fine art photography is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, and he is the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships. From 2016–2017 Bubriski was a Senior Scholar Fulbright Fellow in Nepal, where he pursued his photography in Nepal’s remotest regions. Bubriski lives with his wife in Shaftsbury, Vermont.