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Girls’ Club Warehouse presents, Necessary Trouble: Civil Rights Era Photography and Contemporary Art from the Collection.

Necessary Trouble brings together documentary photography from the Civil Rights Era with contemporary painting, drawing, sculpture and photography from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.

Works by photographers Bob Adelman, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Leonard Freed, Danny Lyon, Steve Schapiro, Stephen Somerstein, Burk Uzzle and Ernest Withers; and artists Layla Ali, Jackie Nickerson, Onajide Shabaka, Carrie Mae Weems, Shoshanna Weinberger and Paula Wilson

Civil rights era photographers helped change the world. Their unflinching portraits of non-violent demonstrations, sit-ins, marches, activists, and leaders illustrated a nearly century-long struggle to combat Jim Crow laws and an institutionalized system of segregation, suppression, violence and racism towards Black Americans.

Their photographs shed a spotlight on the racial inequalities inherent in the United States at the time, and helped push the debate for Civil Rights to the forefront of the national conversation.

From an intimate perspective, these black and white photographs propelled a moral reckoning and helped bring on a sea of change culminating in the signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

In Necessary Trouble, these photographs are shown alongside contemporary art, inspiring new conversations and new interpretations between the generations.

The exhibition features contemporary painting and mixed media from Chicago-born, New Mexico-based Paula J Wilson and Miami artist and cultural practitioner Onajide Shabaka; painting from Layla Ali and Shoshanna Weinberger; photography from iconic multiple-disciplinary artist Carrie Mae Weems, and American-born British artist Jackie Nickerson.

All works are part of the Good/Horvitz Collection. Founded in 2006, Girls’ Club was created by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz with a mission to educate the public, act as a resource and nurture the careers of contemporary female artists.

Girls’ Club Collection

Girls’ Club Warehouse

723 NE 2 Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304 USA


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