by Samantha Chalker in New Photography on Thursday 11 October 2012

Over the past couple of years, the world hasn’t been short of tumultuous, large scale protests. From the Occupy Wall Street movement to the overthrow of leaders in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen in what’s been termed the Arab Spring, the fight for democracy across the globe has not been a silent one. The International Centre of Photography in New York is currently hosting an exhibition aimed at generating conversation about these incredible events. Work on show will be from a number of different photographers all from the centre’s own alumni, providing an incredible stretch of diversity in how the movements are portrayed. If you’re hungry to understand the world beyond your western bedroom, this unearthing exhibition will not be one to miss.