#JusticeForTony photo art installation at the Social Justice Center extended

May 17, 2016 by Leslie Amsterdam

#JusticeForTony, an intimate photographic art show currently installed at the Jackie Macauley  Gallery at the Social Justice Center has been extended through June 26, 2016.  The show documents the response of Tony Robinson’s family and the community to his killing by a Madison police officer on March 6, 2015. Tony was unarmed and in need of assistance when he was shot 7 times by Madison police officer, Matt Kenny, who was not charged in the incident.

March 5 2015

The show includes over 40 images captured beginning the night Tony died through April 2016 by Madison photographer Leslie Amsterdam Peterson. Tony’s family, including mom Andrea Irwin and grandparents Sharon and Tyrone, attended the opening reception on May 6, 2016, the 14th month anniversary of Tony’s death. “I really appreciate having the memories,” commented Andrea Irwin, “there was so much going on, all of the photos from everyone help to keep my son with us.”

Andrea Irwin and youngest son Malik Robinson at the #JusticeForTony opening reception May 6, 2016

Andrea Irwin and youngest son Malik Robinson at the #JusticeForTony opening reception May 6, 2016

The Jackie Macauley Gallery lines the halls and extends into the community room of the Social Justice Center at 1202 Williamson St. Madison WI 53703. The gallery is open during the building’s open hours, 8-6pm daily. Any proceeds from the sale of framed pieces and prints will be donated to Tony’s headstone fund. Featured images from the show include:

Student sit-in March 9, 2015

Student sit-in March 9, 2015

RIP Tony I Love You! March 9, 2015

RIP Tony I Love You! March 9, 2015

Craig and friends May 12, 2015

Craig and friends May 12, 2015

Jivonte April 14, 2015

Jivonte April 14, 2015

Why? August 6, 2015

Why? August 6, 2015

Grandma Sharon May 15, 2015

Grandma Sharon May 15, 2015

Family August 9, 2015

Family August 9, 2015

#JUSTICE4TONY September 6, 2015

#JUSTICE4TONY September 6, 2015

 

Please direct all inquires regarding the exhibit to amsterdam.madison@gmail.com.

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