Storming of the Capitol

Storming of the Capitol


Jan 29 - Mar 20, 2022


On January 6, 2021, for the first time in American history, an angry mob stormed the halls of Congress. Protestors destroyed federal property and assaulted police officers. Five people died as a result and more than 150 were injured. The mob successfully halted the 2020 election certification as they rampaged through the Capitol building, searching for legislators and narrowly missing members of Congress and Vice President Mike Pence as they were rushed to safety.

If the mob had nullified the popular state-by-state vote and forced the electoral process into the House of Representatives, as some planners hoped, 200 years of American democracy would be at an end.

Through photographs, video and multimedia, the Bronx Documentary Center’s exhibition, Storming of the Capitol, examines in detail the events of that day, seeks to put forth a historical record of events, and sheds light on the deep cleavages in our nation.

Featuring the work of Nina Berman, Gabriela Bhaskar, Victor J. Blue, Balazs Gardi, Adam Gray, Shuran Huang, Christopher Lee, Luke Mogelson, Mark Peterson, and others.



Exhibition curated by Michael Kamber and Cynthia Rivera.

Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451
Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 3-7PM + Sat-Sun 1-5PM

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This Photo Exhibition Looks Back At What Really Happened On Jan. 6 | Buzzfeed News | JAN 6, 2022
On the Ground on January 6: Harrowing New Images From the Capitol Riot | Vanity Fair | JAN 6, 2022
New Exhibit in the Bronx to showcase pictures, videos of the Capitol attacks | News 12 | JAN 7, 2022
A year later, the capture of the capitol in pictures | Konbini Arts | JAN 7, 2022
Storming of the Capitol at the Bronx Documentary Center | F-Stop | JAN 7, 2022