'Year One': A visual reflection of the first year of the Trump presidency

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A gathering of hundreds of white nationalists in Virginia took a deadly turn when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters and killed one person on Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. The state’s governor blamed neo-Nazis for sparking the unrest in the college town of Charlottesville, where rival groups fought pitched battles using rocks and pepper spray after far-right protesters converged to demonstrate against a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate war hero. The violence was the latest clash between white supremacists – some of whom have claimed allegiance to Donald Trump – and the president’s opponents since his January inauguration. (Photograph by Mark Peterson/Redux Pictures)

T.J. Kirkpatrick/Redux

President Donald Trump announces that America will pull out of the Paris climate agreement, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on June 1, 2017. (Photograph by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Redux)

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A protestor holds up a sign in front of the Trump International Hotel during the Women’s March on Washington the day after Inauguration Day in Washington on Jan. 21, 2017. (Photograph by Tomas van Houtryve/VII)

Doug Mills/The New York Times

James Comey, the dismissed FBI director, appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017, to testify about his encounters with President Donald Trump. (Photograph by Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

Lindley Hanlon rides the A train leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport, where she dressed as the Statue of Liberty to welcome people entering through Terminal 4 in Queens, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2017. While at the airport, law enforcement approached Hanlon and made her put away a sign that read “Liberty and Justice for All.” Hanlon made her costume from Bed Bath and Beyond curtains and purchased the crown from a Halloween store in the East Village. “I think it’s more important than ever,” she said about the Statue of Liberty. “Because I think our liberties are threatened.” (Photograph by Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)

Al Drago/The New York Times

Steve Bannon, then chief strategist to President Donald Trump, at the White House in Washington, Feb. 24, 2017. He left his position on Aug. 18, 2017. (Photograph by Al Drago/The New York Times)

Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

An inaugural parade worker cleans up in front of President Donald Trump’s viewing stand in Lafayette Park, near the White House in Washington, Jan. 20, 2017. (Photograph by Sam Hodgson/The New York Times)

Damon Winter/The New York Times

Melania Trump, in Ralph Lauren as she was introduced before Donald Trump was sworn in as president at the Capitol building in Washington, Jan. 20, 2017. The powder-blue double-face cashmere dress and coat suggested that Melania Trump had studied up and was prepared to assume the starring role she played as first lady later in the evening. (Photograph by Damon Winter/The New York Times)

Year One, an exhibition curated by Redux Pictures in collaboration with SVA BFA Photography and Video, features work from Redux Pictures, VII, NOOR, and the New York Times reflecting on events in the first year of the Trump presidency.

Mark Peterson‘s photographs capturing the tension and anger in Charlottesville, Va., were the catalyst for this exhibition. On Aug. 12, 2017, a gathering of white nationalists took a deadly turn when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters, killing one of them. Peterson’s work is a testament to his skill and the patience needed to capture a moment. T.J. Kirkpatrick’s photo of Trump uses light and thoughtful placement of the subject to leave meaning open to interpretation. In a year full of protests, Sam Hodgson‘s protester dressed as Lady Liberty sums up what it is to go out, make your voice heard and stand up for what you believe, while Tomas van Houtryve’s woman holding a placard has a timeless quality. Doug Mills’s behind-the-scenes view of government, photojournalists at work and James Comey testifying allows for a multiperspective during a key moment in history. Al Drago’s shadowy image of Steve Bannon captures the mysterious figure in silhouette. A visible divide is evident in Sam Hodgson’s comic image of an inaugural parade worker and a president who directed his campaign to the average American worker. Finally, Damon Winter’s Melania Trump in Ralph Lauren offers a bold simplicity and use of color in this different perspective on the inauguration.

Other photographers represented in the exhibition include Edu Bayer, Nina Berman, David Butow, Radhika Chalasani, Annabel Clark, Jesse Dittmar, Melissa Golden, Josh Haner, Ron Haviv, Andrew Hetherington, Raymond M. Jones, Ed Kashi, Roger Kisby, Kevin D. Liles, Dina Litovsky, Andrew Magnum, Bob Miller, Christopher Morris, Julie Winokur and William Widmer. (Redux Pictures)

Year One” is on view through Feb. 9, 2018, at SVA BFA Photography and Video Department, 214 E. 21st St., 2nd Floor Gallery, New York, New York.

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