Documenting A Reckoning: The Murder of George Floyd

Photography Exhibition

Now – March 4, 2022

Elmer Andersen Library on the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9am – 5pm Wednesday, Thursday: 9am – 7pm


You’re invited to an exhibit opening on November 17, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a program at 6 p.m., where the photographers will discuss their work and mingle with attendees.

Hear from Jerry Holt, Star Tribune, Patience Zalenga, freelance photographer, and Billy Briggs, community photographer, about what it was like to be covering events during this time.

More info / register at z.umn.edu/DocumentingaReckoning

Photo: Gage Cureton

The death of George Floyd at the knee of a police officer brought demonstrations and protests that swept the Twin Cities — and the world — at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It brought people to the streets who had never before protested, and inspired photojournalists and other photographers to create images with lasting impact. It motivated some to pick up a camera for the first time. While the story is not over, this time period in particular had a profound effect on the region. This exhibit brings 54 of those images together to help create a broader sense of the influence of these events on our lives.

Presented by the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, and co-sponsored by the University Libraries, this exhibit at the Elmer Andersen Library on the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota examines that long year in the Twin Cities from May 25, 2020, to the culmination of the Chauvin trial with a guilty verdict on April 20, 2021, as documented by professional, community and student photographers as diverse as our community. The goal is to highlight the people and events that changed the region and showcase some of the powerful images created during that time.

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