Chile: Peoples’ Uprising / An Exhibit of Images from the Front Lines

This is an exhibit, but it is more than that. It is also a diary and journal of a team of four people who attempted to capture the Peoples’ Uprising in photographs and videos. From Santiago to the streets of Temuco to Indigenous Mapuche land occupations in stolen Mapuche territory, this is a journal of resistance, courage, hope and love. This is about a struggle we should be fighting all over the world.

August 3, 2020

Hope & Fear: Using Art Therapy to Cope in Times of Transition Online Now

Art Therapists respond to the current economic-social-political climate, and how this has impacted them both personally and professionally, as they use art to help clients of all ages who may be struggling with hopelessness, fear, and anxiety as it relates to changes in leadership and policy, on a personal and collective level.

August 14, 2017

Are Humans Disappearing?: A Photography Exhibit by Orin Langelle Online Now

“After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” - Oscar Wilde

May 9, 2017

If Voting Changed Things exhibit online

Historic photographs of protests at the 1972 Republican National Convention and the 2004 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. On display until December 2, 2016 at the Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art, 148 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY. Exhibit by Orin Langelle, photojournalist and Gallery Director.

October 27, 2016

Cassandra’s SOULJA: Peace and Love Warriors – view online now

Cassandra is committed to producing empowering metaphors, be they altars or monuments that explore the full gamut of liberation. Whether painting murals for garment workers, casting bronze to commemorate indigenous resistance or sculpting the freedom to love, she wields the power of the image to invite the beholder to see, feel and act.

August 3, 2016

Climate Change, System Change, Personal Change

This multi-faceted show, with two separate exhibits (by Critical Information Collective and by Ashley Powell) intends to explore the underlying systemic causes of the climate crisis, including its deep connections to racism, classism and environmental destruction – and the need to address them in the struggle for climate justice.

May 18, 2015

The End of the Game – The Last Word from Paradise, Revisited

With the support of the Peter Beard Studio, ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery presented this exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Beard’s book, The End of the Game – The Last Word from Paradise. Langelle’s photographs are of events surrounding Beard’s 1977’s The End of the Game installation at the International Center of Photography in NYC.

May 17, 2016

Triumph and Tragedy: movements for change around the world

This exhibit marks the grand re-opening of the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery in its new ground level storefront space in the same building as the previous gallery at 148 Elmwood Avenue in Allentown in Buffalo, NY. Photographs by Anne Petermann

September 18, 2015

Free Speech – Earth Liberation Front Press Office April 5, 2001: Communications Equipment Seized by FBI Released 14 Years Later (Returned Objects: A Multimedia Art Installation)

Please share this documentary essay which emphasizes the importance of freedom of speech vs. state…

July 15, 2015

Struggles for Justice: Forests, Land and Human Rights Exhibit

As Leslie Marmon Silko says in her book Ceremony, “…as long as you remember what you have seen, then nothing is gone. As long as you remember, it is part of this story we have together.” Photographs: Orin Langelle

April 9, 2015


The photos by Orin Langelle document impacts of and resistance to climate change and false solutions, spanning five continents and more than 25 years. This was the premier exhibit of the gallery.

August 2, 2016