In light of the recent violence inToronto, I was reminded of the way art can raise awareness to the effects of brutality against people.
Photographers have traveled around the world to document war-torn countries, political conflicts and natural disasters. Many of these photographs have been recognized and praised for enlightening the rest of the world on the horrific events that were happening.
Below is a photograph of people being attacked by a fire hose during the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. Black residents were struggling for equality. This photo helped to gain international support for their side.