A new article in Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences – part of a forthcoming special issue – will interest AHP readers, “Social protest photography and public history: “Whose streets? Our streets!”: New York City, 1980–2000” by Tamar W. Carroll. Abstract:
“Whose streets? Our streets!,” a traveling exhibition that debuted at the Bronx Documentary Center in January 2017, brings together the work of 37 independent photographers who covered protests in New York City between 1980 and 2000. Collectively, they chronicle social justice struggles related to race relations and police brutality; war and the environment; HIV/AIDS and queer activism; abortion rights, feminism, and the culture wars; and housing, education, and labor. The exhibition and companion multimedia website demonstrate the role that photographers, activists, and ordinary people play in enacting democratic social change. They also highlight social protest photography as an important source for doing public history.