Photos discussed in “The Visual Culture of Wisconsin Protest” by Claudine Ise

Photo taken by Marc Fischer on Saturday

Image from Buzzfeed

Image from Buzzfeed

Photos discussed in “The Visual Culture of Wisconsin Protest” by Claudine Ise on the Bad at Sports blog. (link below).

My household will feel the effects of the legislations being shoved down the throats of Wisconsin residents so I spent some time at the protests in Madison this month. I was floored by the visual and rhetorical power of the posters. In an era when political posters are designed by committee, mass produced, and handed out to participants of rallies, conventions, and protests, the handmade poster takes on a new significance. In the context of cheap, quickly mass reproduced campaign signs the individual voices expressed in the hand-made signs sound more substantial than ever.

About Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs is the director of galleries and curator of exhibitions at Jamestown Community College in Western New York. She writes the blog "Scene Unseen: Viewing Notes" about visual art in her community.

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