By Emory Dunn
Understand & Undo Graphic Harm (UUGH) held a protest Nov. 13 to raise awareness of and bring attention to outdoor advertising the group believes constitutes visual “noise” and environmental pollution. A number of organizations around the country, including the Urban Environment League in Miami, Fla., are taking to the streets and city government chambers to battle outdoor media companies. Photographer Emory Dunn followed UUGH’s first event, led by SCAD graduate, Alex Schaeffer.
The early group of protesters from UUGH gathers in Oglethorpe Square to begin its march down Broughton Street to General MacIntosh Boulevard to spotlight a billboard it considers harmful advertising.
Alex Schaeffer, an advertising graduate from Fairpoint, N.Y., talks with a reporter.
Lauren Lenart, fourth-year advertising student, makes a sign before the protest began.
Schaeffer delivers a speech before the march begins.
Protesters walked past the Jen Library on their way to the offending billboard.
The UUGH protest drew local media attention from television station WJCL.
Sarah Throne holds up her sign at the site of the protest where President Street and General MacIntosh Boulevard converge just outside of downtown Savannah, a gateway from the islands.
Schaeffer encourages drivers passing join the protest.
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UUGH protesters considers this billboard at President Street and General MacIntosh Boulevard one of the offending outdoor advertisements in Savannah.