rise up. is an exhibition featuring photographs taken of the Black Lives Matter 2020 Uprising in Washington, D.C. Through an interactive virtual gallery and on-site show at the famous Dupont Underground, the exhibition aims to create a space for photographers of all backgrounds — even the most junior of photographers — to share their experience with the movement. In the District and across the nation, people are rising up against the systematic oppression faced by the African American community and other marginalized people day in and day out, and social media activism is bringing this revolutionary moment to the world. Our rise up. exhibition captures this energy and offers a glimpse into American history-in-the-making.
Dupont Underground operates in support of a mission focused on creating a multidisciplinary platform for creative expression and reflecting the diversity of our community, both artists and audiences.