February 4, 2023

The Austin History Center Wants Your Photos of Demonstrations and Protest


Got photos of the 2017 Women’s March in Austin? What about the local student walk-outs earlier this year in opposition to gun violence?

With the launch next week of the new exhibition “Taking it to the Streets: A Visual History of Protest and Demonstration in Austin,” AHC curators are asking for photographs of protests and demonstrations in Austin, past or present.

Gay Pride Parade, Circa 1970s. [PICA 11989] Photo by Austin Citizen. Austin History Center collections.
Submissions will be featured in a digital display in exhibit which runs through Oct. 28 in the Austin History Center’s Holt Gallery.

Submit your photos here.

Culled from center’s collections, “Talking if to the Streets” presents a chronology of historical images that capture moments of protest that remain relevant today: human rights, environmental justice, inequality, impact of war, labor justice, and academic freedom.”

“Talking if to the Streets” opens July 31 with a reception at 6:30 p.m. It is on view 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28. Admission is free. The Austin History Center is at 810 Guadalupe St.

Texas Farmworkers Union Rally, 1980 [AR.2000.016(91)] Photo by Scott Van Osdol. Austin History Center collections.

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