Showing Aug. 29-Sept. 19

Images on the Cabell Screen are from an exhibition on view at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design through Sept. 11.

Creative expression and design – both directly and indirectly – influenced Richmond activists, artists, organizers, and others who mobilized during the summer of 2020 to collectively respond to communal trauma, systemic racism, and amplify the Black Lives Matter movement. Their creative output illustrates the anger and anguish of a city, but also the vibrant and visceral hope for healing. 

(re)Framing Protest – in partnership with Richmond Free Press photojournalists Regina H. Boone and Sandra Sellars,– offers a framework to explore how tactics such as graffiti and graphic design can give voice to traumatic social unrest while also becoming a transformative blueprint for unexpected placemaking and community building.

Boone and Sellars are award-winning photojournalists. Sellars is a VCU alumna who holds both the B.S. and M.S. in Mass Communications. Boone and Sellars spent 65 consecutive days documenting the 2020 protests. They won Best In Show for their coverage in the Virginia Press Association’s annual news awards program. More about the photographers

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All photographs in (Re)Framing Protest: Design+ Hope are the work of Regina H. Boone and Sandra Sellars while on assignment for the Richmond Free Press. The exhibition team thanks: The Richmond Free Press; Richmond Protest Press and Drew Rollo for the use of all posters in the show; the Society for Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, for lending the video content; Scott Elmquist, Style Weekly Editor /Photographer, for the use of his photo of Boone and Sellars.

(Re)Framing Protest: Design+ Hope is generously supported by Frances Broaddus­ Crutchfield, Robbin and Bob Steele, and John and Bucci Zeugner.

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