Never has protest been more relevant than today. Whether protesting for human rights, the protection of our planetary home, equal justice for all, or to better the lives of children, we are witnessing a social movement in our country and abroad which gains momentum daily.
In his newly-released book, “Our Voices, Our Streets: American Protests 2001-2011,” photographer Kevin Bubriski has created a collection of images spanning adecade of American life, beginning with the inauguration of George W. Bush in 2001, and culminating with the Occupy Wall Street protests in the fall of 2011. Shot with a Hasselblad camera, Bubriski’s objective eye and poignant sensibility reveal pivotal, defining moments of our pre-COVID-19 times through portraits which are at once robust and delicate. Bennington Museum, not far from where Bubriski makes his home, has chosen from among these images to mount an exhibition of Bubriski’s work documenting protest events in Bennington between 2001 and 2004.