Police spraying a crowd of protestors

Image: “I Can’t Breathe", photography print, 16 x 24 inches, 2020, price on request

Through October 31
Sean Christopher Gallery Ohio, 815 N. High St. Suite H & N, Columbus, Ohio
Columbus-based photographer and videographer Adam Berta welcomes you to his extended exhibition, “Adam Berta’s Protest Photography ends October 31 ” at Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus Ohio during Regular Gallery Hours, by Appointment or choose a Virtual Option. Partial proceeds from all sales of artworks from the exhibit will benefit the Equal Justice Initiative @eji_org

Gallery Visits
Thursday Oct 29, Open Gallery Hours 3:30-530pm or by appointment
Friday Oct 30, Open Gallery Hours 3:30-530pm or by appointment
Saturday Oct 31, Open Gallery Hours 1:30-4:00pm

For all off-hours by appointment visits schedule in advance by calling (614) 327-1344

You can also experience exhibition highlights virtually on the following platforms thru October 31, 2020: 1) on Instagram @shortnorthartsdistrict (go to ‘October Hop’) and @seanchristophergallery; and additionally on Facebook Pages, @SeanChristopherGalleryOhio and @ShortNorthArtsDistrict.

Berta’s work documents the first few hectic weeks of the anti-police brutality protests in Columbus (from late May-mid June, 2020).

George Floyd, a 46 year-old Black man, was murdered in the streets of Minneapolis by police during an arrest. One officer knelt on George's neck as three other policemen looked on, for nearly 8 minutes, ignoring his cries of "I can't breathe" and eventually calling for his mother before he died.

After the video was published, Columbus and cities around the world took to the streets to call for an end to systemic racism. It's Berta’s goal to raise more awareness to the cause with this exhibition, and hopefully make some kind of positive impact - while showing how Columbus came together under one righteous cause.

Framed photographs are for sale with a minimum 25% portion of the proceeds being donated to the Equal Justice Initiative @eji_org

Sean Christopher Gallery will be practicing safety protocols with a focus on mask-wearing and social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be provided for everyone's safety. Potential guests that feel they could be sick are kindly asked to stay home and tune into one of our virtual exhibition.