"Heels Down Fists Up", 2020
Archival Pigment Print
Framed: 21" x 31"
Signature Label Included
On July 26, 2020, thirty equestrians gathered in Marin Headlands north of San Francisco, CA, for the Heels Down Fists Up demonstration in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Brianna Noble led the way, riding the same horse that sparked her worldwide recognition at a BLM demonstration in Oakland two months earlier. The ride was organized to spark conversations on racial justice and access within the equestrian community, and increase the visibility of the BLM movement.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Marissa Leshnov is based in Oakland, CA. Her work documents tenderness and joy in the face of adversity. Thematically, she focuses on social justice, outdoor access, and the disparate impacts of policies and policing on marginalized communities. She's exhibited her work at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, Millepiani Gallery in Rome, Italy, and the Los Angeles Center of Photography.
This work is on view at MINT Gallery as a part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography One's to Watch 2020 exhibition.
Donated By Marissa Leshnov