Documenting the Black Lives Matter Protests

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

The death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis sparked national outrage and a movement around the world. Mass demonstrations and marches against systemic racism and racial inequalities became more prevalent among communities and people in the millions took to the streets to galvanize for societal change. As history was being made with the world under lockdown, photojournalists were on the ground to bear witness, quickly shifting from a news agenda focused on the pandemic to document the protests. This session explores the first-hand experiences of photojournalists as they documented Black Lives Matter protests in communities worldwide.

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photo of Carlos Barria
photo of Brandon Bell
Brandon Bell


photo of Makini Brice
photo of Leah Millis
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