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SVA Community Responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement
June 16, 2020
A black-and-white photograph of people protesting in New York against police brutality and systemic racism in America.
Credit: Chris Facey

As we enter the third week of worldwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality—set against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic that is disproportionately affecting communities of color and worsening inequality—there has been a wave of donations, incisive commentary and moving artwork in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Each week for the next few weeks, we will be presenting selections of work created by SVA community members. See below for today's roundup.


"Now more than ever, silence does not help": BFA Design alumnus Roemello Agjmurati (2019) shared his own Black Lives Matter graphic, and spoke on the importance of black designers and artists, via Instagram.

BFA Photography and Video student Chris Facey has both participated in and documented Black Lives Matter protests in New York City. His photographs and firsthand accounts have been featured in New York and The New Yorker.

A black-and-white photograph of people protesting in New York against police brutality and systemic racism in America.
Credit: Chris Facey

BFA Design student Meitar Almog created this animation in memory of George Floyd, whose killing by Minneapolis police gave rise to the current protests.

"Please take care of yourselves, find balance, strengthen your intuition, take breaks, eat!": MPS Digital Photography alumnus Nichole Washington (2016) posted this message of support along with a photograph from her "gold series" collection of works.