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.
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.”
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:
Please direct all inquires regarding the exhibit to email@example.com.