Exhibition Dates: March 5 – April 23, 2022
The Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present “Social Documents, 1968 – 1988”, our first solo exhibition of work by Jill Freedman (b. 1939, Pittsburgh, USA; d. 2019, New York City, USA), believed to be the first solo exhibition of her work in Canada.
As a self-taught photographer, Freedman began her career documenting The Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. Devastated by the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., she was compelled to action. Freedman traveled from New York to Washington, D.C., picking up protesters along the way; she set up tents and lived in Resurrection City throughout the six weeks of peaceful protest. Her photographs of this time were published by Life magazine, launching her career in photography. Shortly after, her first book, Old News: Resurrection City was published in 1970.