#TruthToPower: Be Inspired by This Confrontational Art From Banksy, Shepard Fairey

By Text and Photos by Sameer Rao Jul 28, 2016

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) brought thousands of people to Philadelphia this week, but the Wells Fargo Center wasn’t the only game in town.

Rock the Vote offered daily programming as part of its Truth to Power series. The centerpiece was a pop-up art exhibit with politically and socially confrontational artwork from acclaimed artists like Banksy and Shepard Fairey, the talent behind the iconic 2008 "Obama Hope" poster. With pieces that address issues like police brutality and immigration reform, the exhibit (which closed July 27) offered a counterpoint to the narratives that dominated the DNC.

Check out photos of work installed in the exhibit: