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Current Exhibition

Coming this fall to the Hess:

Moved to Act!
Demonstrations, Marches, Political Actions

preview the virtual photo show

Two Nations, Amber Bracken, 2017

Ten Resisters, Lora Brody, 2017

Woke, Harry Scales, 2020,  BLM March in Boston.

I Too Am America, Keiko Hiromi, 2020, BLM demonstration in Lynnfield, MA. 

What Democracy Looks Like, Edie Bresler, 2017

Justice for George Floyd,  Julia Vargas Jones, 2020

Moved to Act! is a call to act to achieve social justice and change. It’s an online exhibit of photographs from recent significant political demonstrations including Black Lives Matter, the Woman’s March, March for Our Lives, Climate Strike, Standing Rock, and March for Science.

Moved to Act! portrays the need to speak out, the determination to fight for justice, and the importance of our differences. Created and co-curated by photographers and activists Ellen Feldman and Marky Kauffmann and featuring young photographers from across America, Moved to Act is touring galleries around the country. The Hess version presents new work from 41 accomplished photographers, documenting America’s ever-evolving protest landscape.

The Curators

Ellen Feldman is a long-time street photographer, photo-artist, and book maker; her work has appeared in many solo and group exhibits. She is Photography Editor of Women’s Review of Books and holds a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from NYU.

Marky Kauffmann (Pine Manor College class of 1972) has been working as a fine art photographer, educator, and curator for over thirty years, including curating “Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers,” at the Hess Gallery. She is a recent recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Photography.

Moved to Act Featured Artists:
• Jane Fulton Alt • Gabriella Angotti-Jones • James Billeaudeau • Amber Bracken • Edie Bresler • Sheila Pree Bright • Lora Brody • Nicole Buchanan • Matthew Butkus • Gabriella Demczuk • Kelley Donnelly • Nina Weinberg Doran • Deena Feinberg • Colleen Fitzgerald • Keiko Hiromi • Lindsay Hite • Adriene Hughes • Sara Hylton • Julia Vargas Jones • Luke Jordan • Sam Kauffmann • Tira Khan • Neil O. Lawner • Rusty Leffel • Annu Palakunnathu Matthew • Emily Matyas • Debi Milligan • Talia Mirel • Maya Myers • Natalie Obermaier • Rachel Papo • Jessica Pons • Harry Scales