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Loyal Opposition: The Protest Photos of George P. Hickey

Loyal Opposition: The Protest Photos of George P. Hickey

On view through Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gallery Talk with Photojournalist George P. Hickey - Thursday, November 16, 5:30 PM

See the compelling work of self-taught Washington photojournalist George P. Hickey, who recently donated a substantial body of prints and negatives to Washington State Historical Society. Hickey’s protest photographs have appeared in The Stranger, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Real Change, and other notable publications. 

By placing himself on the front lines, Hickey captured critical moments with dramatic results. Experience the collective impact of approximately 80 photographs of the 1990s Seattle WTO protests, as well as animal rights, gay pride, and anti-war rallies. Hickey's photos are accompanied by protest-related objects from the Historical Society’s collections. 

Join Hickey for a free gallery talk Thursday, November 16 at 5:30 PM and hear about his experiences as a freelance photographer and the journalistic thrill when that “decisive moment” presents itself. 

Read Seattle journalist Knute Berger's interview with George P. Hickey in Crosscut: "This is what democracy looks like."