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Photographing the Protests: Through the Lens of Tyler Gerth

May 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Promise, Witness, Remembrance Guest Curator Allison Glenn for a virtual panel exploring the power of protest photography and the importance of documenting the movement for racial justice in Louisville, Kentucky during the summer of 2020. This discussion features Brittany Loewen and Tiffany Hensley, sisters of the late photographer Tyler Gerth, and photographer Jon P. Cherry. The panelists reflect on coming together through Tyler’s work and how his photography showcases the humanity of processing grief and loss.

Discussion is free to attend and followed by Q&A. Please register below to receive Zoom information.


Tyler Gerth died as the result of gun violence in the summer of 2020. Following his loss, his family founded Building Equal Bridges, The Tyler Gerth Foundation, to carry on his name and legacy. Learn more about their mission here.

About the Panelists:

Jon P. Cherry is a widely published multi-specialty photographer whose work spans a wide range of photographic disciplines. Currently, Jon is committed to documenting the community uprising, the COVID-19 pandemic, and cultural occurrences in Louisville, Kentucky. He is dedicated to capturing moments that spark action without words and convey emotions that may be otherwise foreign to the viewer. Jon has worked as a stringer for Getty Images, and has been published when shooting independently by TIME Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The New York Times, and others.

Allison Glenn is a curator and writer deeply invested in working closely with artists to develop ideas, artworks, and exhibitions that respond to and transform our understanding of the world. She is an Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and she curates exhibitions across the contemporary program at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary, a new contemporary art space and satellite of Crystal Bridges. Since joining Crystal Bridges in 2018, she has worked with artists at all stages of their careers around themes of history, temporality, language, site, and identity.

Tiffany Hensley is Tyler Gerth’s Older sister. Born and raised in Louisville, KY, Alumna of Assumption High School. She currently resides in Lexington, KY for the past 14 years. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors of Science in Education of Kinesiology. Also holding a Kentucky State License in Massage Therapy. Owner of Verve Elite Wellness, and Blewgrass CBD, Tiffany strives to maintain a lifestyle encompassing  mental, emotional, and physical well-being while encouraging others and providing space to do the same. Tiffany is driven for opportunities to listen, develop, and grow. As well as eager to make positive, equitable change for our next generation. Tiffany is the wife of Byron Hensley and the mother to Mason, Brantley and Koen Hensley.

Brittany Loewen is Tyler Gerth’s eldest sister. A proud Louisville native, and graduate of St. Raphael and Assumption High School, she now resides in Indianapolis, IN with her husband Joshua and four young children. Holding a B.B.A in Marketing and Management from the University of Kentucky, and an M.B.A from the University of Louisville, Brittany currently serves as the U.S. Marketing Retail Strategy Leader for Corteva Agriscience, a U.S. based agriculture company committed to enriching lives and ensuring progress for generations to come. She serves as a mentor through YoungLives, an organization that seeks to empower and equip teen moms. A communications enthusiast, she believes that every person has an important purpose in this life, full of dignity and worth, and that a powerful redemption story is in each of us, just waiting to be told.


Tyler Gerth
American, 1992 – 2020
Untitled, June 11, 2020
Loan courtesy of Building Equal Bridges, The Tyler Gerth Memorial Foundation L2021.16


May 27, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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