Shannon Greer: Charlotta Janssen Paints Freedom Riders

May 4, 2011 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Riders, a group of protestors who rode a bus across the country to
protest segregation. Shannon Greer directed this video that captures artist Charlotta Janssen’s passionate response to this
event.

Janssen’s work focuses on the Freedom Riders’ mug shots as a sort of celebration of their story. Instead of hiding the mug
shots away in shame, she wants to commemorate these incredible individuals, spending a lot of time to get each portrait
just right. In this video, Greer returns the favor by capturing Janssen’s unique character, highlighting her passion for the
subject as well as her artistic technique.

Janssen’s portraits will be open for view on June 18th, 2011 at the Downtown Public Library in Nashville, TN, where the

Freedom Rides originated.

http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Artist-Pays-Tribute-to-Freedom-Riders-Video

Shannon Greer: Charlotta Janssen Paints Freedom Riders

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