David Butow, Author of the new book "Brink", on panel discussion at Monroe Gallery July 22
July 7, 2022 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
Friday, July 22, 5:30 PM (MDT)
In Person and Online
112 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501
A Panel Discussion with David Butow and Nina Berman:
Threats to Photojournalism
On Occasion of Monroe's Gallery 20th Anniversary
For more information go here.
From a dingy motel room in the swing state of Michigan, to the Oval Office, BRINK chronicles the dynamics that unfolded during the 2016 presidential election and led, finally, to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January 2021. Photographer David Butow moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Washington, D.C. in 2017 to document what he knew would be a chaotic time in U.S. politics. "While I expected the incompetence, I underestimated the treachery," he says in the book's Endnotes.
"Why make a book of photographs from events that overwhelmed many of us in the last four years? We lived through history minute by minute, so much so that the gravitas of what transpired is apparent only when you step back and see how the whole saga unfolded. As revisionists seek to trivialize or downplay the events of 2016-21, it's critical to maintain a record of just how close the presidency of Donald Trump brought U.S. democracy to the brink of collapse."