The ¡Buen Vivir! galley, in the international headquarters of Global Justice Ecology Project, is curated by Orin Langelle, director of Langelle Photography, and GJEP Board Chair. Langelle Photography is a part of GJEP’s Social Justice Media Program. The gallery hosts art and photography exhibits with environmental and social justice themes 3-4 times per year.
The Struggles for Justice exhibit, featuring photographs by Orin Langelle, opened 3 April 2015 and has a closing reception planned for 19 June 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. –The ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery in Buffalo’s (NY) Allentown District at 148 Elmwood Avenue.
The exhibit features photographic examples of the many campaigns and issues which Langelle was fortunate to be involved in and document in the late 1980s and 1990s. All of the photographs were shot with 35 mm Nikon Cameras using film.
Struggles for Justice: Forests, Land and Human Rights – Late 80s to Late 90s is dedicated to Judi Bari (7 November 1949- 2 March 1997). May 24th of this year will mark the 25th anniversary of the attempt to kill Bari when a pipe bomb exploded under the seat of her car. Bari maintained she was targeted due to her success in bringing environmentalists and mill workers together to protect the ancient redwoods.