Art influences politics as surely as politics influence art.
Protest art is sweeping the country as new artistic forms capture the instability of the moment and call for change.
Unrest and mass protest are producing striking images to express the tragedy and hope of this unprecedented moment. Visual art, photography, street art, and dance are erupting as spontaneous forms of powerful expression.
Caught between a global pandemic and the struggle for human rights, contemporary protest art is an expression of the pain of the past and present with hope for the future.
These are the most striking images I could find online, compiled here to let the pictures do the talking. I have given credit with links where I could find it. If you can add to the credits, please do so in the comments.
There is tragedy here, and hope. I’m rooting for hope.
Mary Petiet is an author, poet, and freelance writer. She is the author of Minerva’s Owls, and her poetry collection Moon Tide is scheduled for publication in the summer of 2020. A frequent contributor to a variety of publications, Mary works as a freelance reporter and content writer for clients in the US and the Netherlands. A graduate of the University of St Andrews, she currently divides her time between Cape Cod and the Netherlands.
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