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In Focus: Protest

J. Paul Getty Museum / Los Angeles / Art

“A picture has its life and eternity,” the photographer John Simmons said in a recent interview, “it never stops touching and affecting people.” Despite our current obsession with selfies and hashtags, Simmons’s words ring true. Picture this: a young Black woman standing calmly, two policemen roughly grabbing her by the wrists. Or a little girl passionately pledging allegiance to the American flag, mere days before her internment. Or a pro-women’s rights protester, smiling in defiance as she’s overwhelmed by the opposing side. Photojournalism has stirred the hearts of Americans for a century, sparking insight and change. This exhibition features photographs from artists such as Dorothea Lange, Bruce Davidson, and Leonard Freed. —Kausaur Fahimuddin

J. Paul Getty Museum 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, USA
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