On The Ground

801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Nov 06, 5 PM - 8 PM — ends Dec 18, 2021
On The Ground: 2020 Protest & Untold Stories of Los Angeles

Opening Reception: November 6, 2021 // 5-8 PM

VIP & RSVP ONLY // Preview & Artist Talk: November 6, 2021 // 4-5 PM

Show Run: November 6 to December 18, 2021

Art Share Los Angeles, 801 E 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013


Art Share L.A. is pleased to present, produce, and host “On The Ground: 2020 Protests and the Untold Stories of Los Angeles”, an immersive photography exhibition opening on Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Art Share Los Angeles’ Main and Perimeter Galleries featuring 30 photojournalists and artists. The exhibit takes the viewer back to the feelings of the Summer of 2020 but shares a different lens. Curators Kemal Cilengir and Raquel “Rocky” Natalicchio provide context for these shows:


On The Ground: 2020 Protests - In the wake of George Floyd's murder, thousands of people took to the streets of Los Angeles and around the world to protest. A handful of those people showed up with cameras to document the history unfolding. Little did we all know how much those summer months would bring us together and change us forever. From the frontlines of the civil unrest, a community of photographers was forged.


Many of the stories coming from the protests never made it onto news headlines, leaving many truths unseen and unknown. We stand in solidarity with all those who risked themselves to ensure that the truth of the streets was not only seen and heard, but conveyed in a way that respected each community. We are honored to call each of the photographers in this show friends and it has been a pleasure to create this space for the community.


Untold Stories of Los Angeles - Much of what we see on TV and news sites are edited down to fit within 90 seconds or word counts, leaving many stories on the ground leaving communities stories untold. This collection of stories and photos brings you closer to the unseen parts of Los Angeles. By knowing these stories we get a more in-depth view and greater understanding of the city we live in.