Chile: Peoples’ Uprising / An Exhibit of Images from the Front Lines

This is an exhibit, but it is more than that. It is also a diary and journal of a team of four people who attempted to capture the Peoples’ Uprising in photographs and videos. From Santiago to the streets of Temuco to Indigenous Mapuche land occupations in stolen Mapuche territory, this is a journal of resistance, courage, hope and love. This is about a struggle we should be fighting all over the world.

August 3, 2020

Langelle’s Presentation: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Not only did Langelle show photographs of his exhibit, Portraits of Struggle, he presented shots from southern Illinois when he was involved in the occupation of the Fairview Timber Sale in the Shawnee National Forest in 1991. For 79 days, activists camped out on an access road, blocking the timber harvest. The encampment attracted local, statewide and national attention, as dozens were arrested...

March 5, 2019

ONLINE: Langelle’s Portraits of Struggle Exhibit

The photographs presented are united by the intertwined threads of social, economic or ecological injustice and peoples’ resilience or resistance to them. Showing how these issues are intrinsically linked is crucial to understanding the whole–instead of compartmentalizing each separately. If we want to successfully challenge injustice, we must understand that everything is interconnected. The root causes of these problems are often one and the same.

February 26, 2018

Are Humans Disappearing?: A Photography Exhibit by Orin Langelle Online Now

“After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” — Oscar Wilde

May 8, 2017

If Voting Changed Things exhibit online

Historic photographs of protests at the 1972 Republican National Convention and the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. On display until December 2, 2016 at the Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art, 148 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY. Exhibit by Orin Langelle, photojournalist and Gallery Director.

October 13, 2016

Peter Beard’s The End of the Game – The Last Word from Paradise, Revisited

With the support of the Peter Beard Studio in NYC, ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery presented this exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Beard’s book, The End of the Game – The Last Word from Paradise.

May 1, 2015

Struggles for Justice: Forests, Land and Human Rights Exhibit

LATE 80s TO LATE 90s - As Leslie Marmon Silko says in her book Ceremony, “…as long as you remember what you have seen, then nothing is gone. As long as you remember, it is part of this story we have together.”

April 9, 2015


photos from the front lines...The photos document impacts of and resistance to climate change and false solutions, spanning five continents and more than 25 years. This was the premier exhibit of the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery.

November 17, 2014

Exhibition on Green Land Grabbing Launched

On International Forest Day, 21 March 2014, Global Forest Coalition in collaboration with Critical Information Collective, Global Justice Ecology Project and Langelle Photography launched this exhibition that demonstrates the impacts of ‘green land grabbing’ on local communities. The exhibition was shown at the UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, in June 2014 and the Convention on Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang, South Korea in October 2014.

March 20, 2014

The Bali, Indonesia Exhibit at 2013 World Trade Organization (WTO) Meetings

These photos were on display in Bali, Indonesia. They were exhibited at the People’s Global Camp against WTO in Denpasar. The People’s Global Camp (PGC) was a counterpoint to the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali, Indonesia on Dec. 3-6, 2013. The Camp served as a a hub for people’s initiatives and action against WTO and neoliberal globalization.

November 26, 2013

The Warsaw, Poland Exhibit at the UN Climate Conference

The following photos were on display at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw, Poland at the IBON International booth. The name of the exhibit was titled Neoiberal Globalization and Climate Chaos. This exhibit took place during the High Level Sessions of the UNFCCC meetings 18 - 23 November 2013. The conference was held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.

November 9, 2013

Photos from the Exhibit “Chiapas: Resistance & Renewal”

Casa De Arte Gallery, Buffalo, NY - 22 June to 28 July 2013 - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect on 1 January 1994. When it did, the Indigenous Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) rose up throughout Chiapas with the resounding cry “¡Ya Basta!” (Enough Already!). Chiapas is Mexico’s most biologically rich state, and home to the highest concentration of Indigenous Peoples in the country.

June 22, 2013