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Exhibit Date(s): 
Friday, September 8, 2017 to Sunday, September 24, 2017
Peace symbol

At the new HM Electric Gallery (65 Nile Street, N17RD) is a selection of Jim Marshall's stunning black-and-white photographic studies of the peace sign, from "Peace," the new book of his work, published by Reel Art Press.

The peace sign is a symbol embraced by the counterculture movement, which remains relevant as the universal message of free speech, opposition to war, nuclear disarmament, and hope. Marshall documented how the peace sign transformed from an antinuclear message to the universal symbol for peace. His lens captured street graffiti in New York subway, buttons pinned to hippies and students, and West Coast peace rallies held by a generation who believed, for a brief moment, they could make a difference.