ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Five Photographers Discuss Why Documenting the Black Lives Matter Protests is Important to Them

Screenshot of video on Black Lives Matter Protests posted on FstoppersCross-posted from Fstoppers
[by Mike O’Leary]

The Black Lives Matter movement is arguably one of the most significant political and social movements in US history. The photographers in this video sit down to share their thoughts on why photographing the BLM movement is important to them, personally, as well as for posterity.

Coming from minority communities, each of these photographers are acutely aware of the importance of listening to what is being said before bringing the camera up to their respective eye. They’re not passive observers taking strictly photojournalist images, they’re a part of the protests. It’s deeply personal to them, and that comes across in their images.

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