Fri 2/22 @ 5-9PM
Wed 2/27 @ 6PM
When Living Is a Protest is a photo series by Ruddy Roye, which documents the persistent struggle of being a person of color in America. Born in Jamaica and based in New York City, Roye has been across the country standing with the families of victims of police brutality in Ferguson and New York, and capturing everyday life for people in Memphis and Mississippi.
His website shows Sylvia Palmer, the mother of Akai Gurley, who was shot by a convicted NYPD police officer, crying in a church. Michael Brown’s father is pictured walking to his son’s funeral. Roye features protesters young and old, black and white, standing together for justice in New York and Ferguson.
The exhibition will be opening at the Cleveland Print Room on Fri 2/22, free and open to the public from 5pm – 9pm.
On Wed 2/21 @ 6-7:30pm, Ruddy Roye will be discussing the project When Living Is a Protest as a photojournalist and as an activist. This event is also free. The exhibit will remain in Cleveland Print Room’s gallery until March 30.
[Written by Jenna Thomas]