BREAKING NEWS: Artists Protest Trump’s Planned Defunding of Arts Programs

CITY New York City
COUNTRY UNITED STATES
COUNTRY CODE USA
OBJECT NAME ARTISTS RISE UP PROTEST
CATEGORY A, I
SUB CATEGORY ARTISTS RISE UP PROTEST
PHOTOGRAPHER POONAM PATEL
TITLE Artists Protest Trump’s Planned Defunding of Arts Programs
CREDIT ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA
SOURCE ADVANCED MULTIMEDIA
HEADLINE Artists Protest Trump’s Planned Defunding of Arts Programs
COPYRIGHT POONAM PATEL
DATE TIME CREATED 4/20/2017 4:20 PM TO 6:25 PM

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists start to gather around 4:15 PM at Lincoln Center in New York City to stage a protest against President Trump’s planned defunding of PBS and arts programs in schools. (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: “I feel as though arts is a creative part of society,” says Melissa, a 27-year-old actress seen on the left. “It’s very important for us to express ourselves in whichever way possible, and there are so many school systems that are taking away arts programs from schools and I think without arts there is no life. That’s why it’s important to keep arts and PBS available and to be continuously funded.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: When asked if she has any message for President Trump, she says, “What does he have against arts, you know? This is the United States of America, land of the free and home of brave.” She continues, “And as artists, we are free, we are brave and we have also the freedom of speech in order to express our concerns for everything that’s going on around us. And that’s what I have got to say for him.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: When asked why it is important to keep government funding for PBS and other arts programs, Nick Bivona, 22, says “ I actually don’t. I think I am here exercising my right to free speech. I think arts are great. I am an artist. I am from an arts school. The arts should be funded but I think taxation is theft. I think it can all be funded privately.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Karen Lee, 60-year-old actress says, “because there are a lot of people out there who don’t have access to the arts and a public broadcasting allows them to experience that.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Elliot Crown, a 47-year-old actor shown in the picture wearing a mask, believes that arts programs should be kept funded to keep the creativity alive. (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: A 23-year-old actor Robert Cabrera, seen in the foreground, asks President Trump: “Why have so much hate for something that you yourself were a part of the entertainment industry with your television show. You should be able to know the importance of the art.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Bernardo Sissel, 45, pictured on the right wearing 100 dollar bills says, “ I am quite upset that Donald Trump and his angry destructive intent is on cutting back massively upon the budget for the NEA [National Endowment for the Arts].” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Zoe Ragoonanan, a 17-year-old student from LaGuardia High School sums up how arts programs affected her in a personal way. She says, “In general, arts programs are place for people to go and seek refuge and find people of their own kind. Me especially without certain government-funded arts programs, for example, Lincoln Center has this program called Poet link and without that program I wouldn’t have found my love for poetry.” (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: Artists Rise Up Protest (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)

NEW YORK CITY, NY – APRIL 20: The protest ends around 6:25 PM. Most people go home while a handful of them make their way to Central Park to continue the demonstration. (Photo by Poonam Patel for Advanced Multimedia)