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Be the Change: Los Angeles Protest Photographs by Cindy Bendat 2003-2017

  • University Art Gallery 1000 East Victoria Street Carson, CA, 90747 United States (map)

Please join us for a walkthrough with the artist, PAC member Cindy Bendat.

Bendat’s protest photographs range from the Anti-war/Anti-Bush protests in 2003 to the Occupy movement in 2011 to the Women’s March and Anti-Trump protests held in January 2017. Her photographs reveal the visual power of people taking action in major protest movements in Los Angeles, including those concerning Immigrant rights, the Occupy movement, Black Lives Matter, Arab Spring, Burma freedom, Anti-Iraq war/peace, Labor unions and worker solidarity, and the Women’s March. Bendat has photographed all over the world, and has a diverse portfolio of work of people, places, and festivals. In addition to her work abroad, Bendat photographs diverse cultures and subcultures in Los Angeles, cultural festivals in the greater Los Angeles area, and political protests. Her work was recently featured in the 2016 solo exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA entitled Celebrate/Demonstrate: Photographs of Global L.A. Interested in both culture and politics, she is committed to creating art with relevancy and social impact, as seen in this exhibit with its photographs of community engagement and individual activism. Her award-winning images have been exhibited in galleries and art fairs in the United States and abroad. Her work has also been published in books, magazines, and newspapers, and is in the permanent collections of The Huntington Library, Yale University, and the City of Santa Monica.