Jul 25, 2022 - News

Branch Museum exhibit reexamines 2020 protests

Two women stand in front of the graffiti covered Lee statue
Regina Boone and Sandra Sellars. Photo courtesy of Branch Museum

A new exhibit at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design documents the 2020 protests against police brutality through the eyes of two veteran photojournalists.

Why it matters: The photos by Regina Boone and Sandra Sellars, both photographers for the Richmond Free Press, focus on quieter moments of activism and community that rarely made news.

  • The photographers tell Axios they intentionally excluded clashes with police that dominated media coverage but in reality represented a small slice of what happened that summer.
  • Instead, the images focus on art, graffiti and activists' work to reclaim community space.
A bunch of 3-d printed on boxes images of the protests in Richmond
Photo: Ned Oliver/Axios

What they're saying: "We want people to see what we saw, and there was so much more than what was generally reported," Boone tells Axios. "There was so much amazing work going on."

Details: The exhibit, "(re)Framing Protest," is open through Sept. 11.

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