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‘Storming of the Capitol’ at Bronx Documentary Center

To mark the one year anniversary of the deadly Jan. 6 attacks on the United States Capitol, the Bronx Documentary Center presents the exhibition “Storming of the Capitol,” which opens Jan. 29 and runs through March 20.

Featuring pieces by Gabriela Bhaskar, Nina Berman, Victor J. Blue, Adam Gray, Shuran Huang, Christopher Lee, Luke Mogelson and Mark Peterson, among others, the exhibition chronicles the insurrection through photographs, videos and multimedia works, and “seeks to put forth a historical record of events, and sheds light on the deep cleavages in our nation.”

“Storming of the Capitol” is curated by Michael Kamber and Cynthia Rivera. Visitors to the Bronx Documentary Center will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and must wear a mask.

A selection of images from the exhibition can be found below. Captions courtesy of the Bronx Documentary Center.

“November 14th, 2020. Washington, DC. A shadow of a supporter of President Trump posing for photos is pictured during a ‘March for Trump’ rally that echoes the false assertion that the presidential election was marked by fraud in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. One week after President Joe Biden’s presidential victory brought about spontaneous celebrations in the nation’s capital, a crowd that included the group Women for America First, right-wing activists and conspiracy theorists gathered in Washington, DC, to contest the victory.” © Shuran Huang.


“Dominic Pezzola, a member of the Proud Boys, smashes a window of the Capitol building with a US Capitol Hill Police riot shield, allowing other rioters to enter. On January 6th, during the insurrection, supporters of Donald Trump attempted to overturn the certification of votes from the presidential election in Washington DC. Pezzola was later charged with conspiracy and assault. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly described Pezzola as ‘the tip of a spear that pierced the United States Capitol.’” © Christopher Lee / TIME.


“Capitol police confront the first rioters. Upon the first breach, rioters chase an officer through the halls to the entrance of the senate. Washington D.C., January 6 2021.” © Mark Peterson.


“Violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC, United States on January 6, 2021.” © Balazs Gardi.


“Protesters attempt to breach the US Capital building after they earlier stormed the building during a day of protests against the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s win in Washington, DC, Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Congress met on this day to certify the vote of the electoral college, after weeks of legal challenges and baseless claims of fraud by President Trump and his supporters.” © Victor J. Blue.


Featured Image: Courtesy Bronx Documentary Center. “Supporters of Donald Trump breach the east entrance to the United States Capitol during the Capitol Riot in Washington DC, United States. January 06, 2021. Five people died during the attack on the US Capitol as supporters of Donald Trump sought to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election.” © Adam Gray / SWNS.