The Leonardo’s Human Rights Gallery currently features This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, a new traveling exhibit that runs through June 24, 2012. Produced by the Center for Documentary Expression and Art, this exhibition depicts the African-American freedom struggle in the South between 1963-1968.
The core of the exhibition is a selection of 156 black-and-white photographs that present the Civil Rights Movement through the work and voices of nine activist photographers—men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement.
The Human Rights Gallery at The Leonardo is a 4,200 square foot space dedicated to exploring emerging issues facing humanity—particularly those new questions arising from scientific and technological exploration. An adjacent theatre offers a space for video screenings, storytelling, and discussions related to the current exhibit.
The gallery will create a place for conversation around these often-weighty issues in ways that are both timely and accessible. In approaching human rights from new perspectives, The Leo hopes to give visitors opportunities to discover, or rediscover, their profound and enduring relevance.