Signs of Protest: This is What Democracy Looks Like
Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 7 PM
Center for Photography at Madison, 303 S. Paterson St.,
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Signs of Protest: This is What Democracy Looks Like, a book developed
and published by The Center for Photography at Madison (CPM)
as part of PhotoMidwest 2012, will be released on Thursday, September 20. The
release will take place during a special Third Thursday Program at 7 PM at CPM's
Studio located at 303 S. Paterson Street in Madison.
The purpose of the book is to document the emotions and events of the historic protests that took place in Wisconsin starting in early 2011. The protests were in response to a series of legislative actions that ultimately reduced the collective bargaining rights of most public employees in the state. For several months, waves of protests swept the State Capitol and other locations in Wisconsin, capturing local, national and international attention.
Ranking among the most photographed rallies in Wisconsin history, CPM’s book
Signs of Protest: This is What Democracy Looks Like captures this spirit
with images representing all aspects of the protest events – both inside and outside the Capitol in Madison, as well as around Wisconsin – including the rallies, speakers, singers, sign-carriers, onlookers, news media, and crowds.
Images cover the full range of opinions and emotions while also being compelling examples of the art of photography.