Join the Future Journalism Project and Good Trouble Magazine as we explore the intersection of media, art, protest and power.
The United States was founded in rebellion and its history is marked by protests large and small. While some were short-lived, others inspired larger social movements that led to broad cultural and political change.
Those that succeeded demonstrated a unique ability to harness society’s imagination through words, images and sounds. The 19th century abolitionist pamphleteers leveraged the printing press. The 2oth century AIDS activists understood the power of television to bring their message into American living rooms.
Today, as protests mount against the Trump Administration, join us as we bring journalists, activists and artists together to better understand when and how news organizations begin to cover protest movements; and how those movements leverage art and design to amplify their #resistance.
Tina Rosenberg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. She co-authors the “Fixes” column in the New York Times “Opinionator” section. She is a former editorial writer for the New York Times and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. Her books include Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America and The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism, which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. She has written for dozens of magazines, including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Foreign Policy and The Atlantic. She is the author, most recently, of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.
Jacob Siegel’s work has been published in The New York Times, Tablet, Politico, the New York Daily News, Vice, and the National Endowment for the Humanities magazine among other places.
From 2013-15, Jacob wrote about war, protest, and digital culture as a staff reporter at The Daily Beast.
He co-edited and contributed the lead story to Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War.
As a military intelligence officer Jacob was deployed to Iraq in 2006-2007 and Afghanistan in 2012.
Indira is a multimedia artist who works with photography, video, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited internationally at many art galleries, museums and festivals, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Images Gallery, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, Cannes Film Festival and the International Festival Photo Mode to name a few. In 2014, her public art sculpture, “The Egg of Light” was exhibited at Rockefeller Center.
In 2009 she launched publication The Untitled Magazine of which she is currently editor-in-chief. The publication is distributed in print to over 30 countries as well as available as an app and online. The same year she launched Untitled Productions, a full service media production house. In 2014 she opened The Untitled Space, an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York, specializing in contemporary art by emerging and established artists. The gallery highlights a program of art dedicated to conceptual themes and features an ongoing curation of Women in Art
Originally from the Dominican Republic and now residing in New York City, Lizania Cruz is an artist and a designer interested in how individuals can articulate their personal stories about migration and displacement using objects and tools. She most recently launched Flowers for Immigration, a photo project through which immigrant bodega flower workers tell their stories through their own flower arrangements. The project was featured on Fusion News, Lenny Letter, and KQED Arts. Cruz is currently a Create Change artist-in-residence with The Laundromat Project. Her work has received national recognition from organizations including AIGA and TDC.
Ruddy Roye is a Brooklyn based portrait and documentary photographer. He has been named one of “The 50 Greatest Street Photographers Right Now” by Complex.
Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Roye uses his camera as a tool that allows him to document the world around him as he sees it. The images he produces speak to the human condition, addressing the myriad instances of suffering and injustice he is witness to that are often overlooked. Yet the images he produces of events such as the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, The Black Lives Matter movement, chronic homelessness, and his own personal project When Living is A Protest, do not merely exist to capture misery, but also to convey resilience and compassion. Roye’s portraits are frequently produced as collaboration with the people he photographs in tandem with text that further humanizes them and evades their exploitation.
Roye is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. He strives to “tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to social media and matte-fiber paper.” Roye is a part of Kamoinge, a collective of African-American photographers, and was featured in the recent documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014), a feature-length film on Black Photographers and photography in America, directed by Thomas Allen Harris.