On January 6, 2021, for the ﬁrst time in American history, an angry mob stormed the halls of Congress. Protestors destroyed federal property and assaulted police ofﬁcers. Five people died as a result and more than 150 were injured. The mob successfully halted the 2020 election certiﬁcation as they rampaged through the Capitol building, searching for legislators and narrowly missing members of Congress and Vice President Mike Pence as they were rushed to safety.
If the mob had nulliﬁed the popular state-by-state vote and forced the electoral process into the House of Representatives, as some planners hoped, 200 years of American democracy would be at an end.
Through photographs, video, and multimedia, the Bronx Documentary Center’s exhibition, Storming of the Capitol, examines in detail the events of January 6th, 2021, seeks to put forth a historical record of events, and sheds light on the deep cleavages in our nation.
Exhibition curated by Michael Kamber and Cynthia Rivera.
Featuring work by Gabriela Bhaskar, Nina Berman, Victor J. Blue, Adam Gray, Shuran Huang, Christopher Lee, Luke Mogelson, Mark Peterson, and others.
Storming of the Capitol
January 29 – March 20, 2022
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtlandt Ave
Bronx, NY 10451