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Opening Premiere: Attacks on Democracy Through Black Photojournalism

February 25, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ONE NIGHT: Join us for the debut of “Attacks on Democracy,” an exhibition reframing the Jan. 6 insurrection through Black photojournalism.

January 6, 2022 marks the one-year anniversary of the Capital Insurrection–an event that many regard as a terror attack, an act of white supremacy, and a crime against American democracy after the defeat of then-President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. News and press captured a sea of white faces storming the Capital building, but more than one Black individual was also in the midst of the chaos that day, capturing every moment.

Shedrick Pelt is a DC photojournalist, who has used his camera as a weapon to illuminate these vile acts. This February, during Black History Month, he will be curating “Attacks on Democracy: Through the Lens of a Black Photojournalist,” hosted at Gallery O on H, which aims to re-examine the January 6 insurrection and the shutdown of DC through the lens of Black photojournalism while also shedding light on what it’s like to navigate an industry dominated by his white counterparts.

The exhibition will debut with an opening night premiere on February 26 with a cocktail hour, artist discussion, and cash bar.

Address: Gallery O on H, 1354 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

All proceeds go to support Shedrick Pelt in the creation of the show and BlkArthouse in fulfilling their mission of supporting Black artists.


7:00: Doors Open & Cocktail Hour – People are encouraged to walk around the gallery space and view the framed photography for sale.

8:00: Artist Discussion – BlkArthouse sits down with Shedrick Pelt to discuss his experience being on-site and capturing the Jan. 6 insurrection. We’ll highlight some key pieces and talk about the importance of Black photojournalism.

9:00: Closing Toast

Attire: Business/smart casual



February 25, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm