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Ruddy Roye: When Living is a Protest


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Cleveland Print Room is pleased to have Jamaica-born, New York City-based photojournalist Ruddy Roye back in town this February to debut his series, When Living Is A Protest, in Cleveland.

On this series, Roye writes, “Sixty years ago, marching was considered an act of protest. Thankfully, I have been able to grow up on the backs, sweat, and the blood of those who made strides and steps in the direction that enabled me to do something other than pick cotton and chop sugar cane.

"However, this life is not without its scars--memories and vestiges of the toll 'the struggle' had on a race of people. In 2015, I walk around Brooklyn, Mississippi, Memphis, Manhattan and Ferguson reading tales of those living is a testimony to this ongoing struggle.

Join us for the opening reception of this show at the Cleveland Print Room on Friday, February 22, from 5 to 9 pm.

This show can be viewed during CPR’s open hours each week:
Tues, Thurs, Fri 12-6pm

Wednesday 3-6pm

Saturday 12-5pm

Earlier Event: February 9
Free Darkroom Orientation
Later Event: February 27
Artist Talk: Ruddy Roye