Child with black lives matter sign

Child with fist up at City Hall. #BlackLivesMatter

Participating in the Movement to Abolish Racism

Watching the class of 2020 graduation into the Black Lives Matter revolution has inspired me in ways I was not expecting. It hs been uplifting and heartwarming to see the inclusion of youths of all colors and genders participating. This is the movement in the set: The new crew. The young people bringing it to the street to abolish racism are carrying that torch and flame.

Abolish Racism car shrine at City Hall.

I started shooting protests in Los Angeles in 2008. It was a natural evolution from filming and photographing homelessness on Skid Row in Los Angeles. You can’t film poverty without filming systemic, institutionalized racism. It’s the same thing.

 

Child with black lives matter sign

Child with fist up at City Hall.

 

protestors taking a break

Protestors take a break at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.

 

protestors on a car

Women ride on car on Santa Monica Blvd.

 

Artist paints George Floyd on Vine Street at Hollywood Blvd.

Artist paints George Floyd on Vine Street at Hollywood Blvd.

 

 

woman protestor

Protestor yells at police, Hollywood and Vine, Hollywood, CA.

 

pregnant protestor

Pregnant protestor at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street.

 

sheriff's deputy glaring down the camera

Sheriff’s deputy stares the camera at City Hall.

 

 

Police line up at the Gower Gulch in Hollywood.

Police line up at the Gower Gulch in Hollywood.

 

Woman with purple mask at City Hall.

Woman with purple mask at City Hall.

 

Protestor climbs traffic signal at City Hall.

Protestor climbs traffic signal at City Hall.

 

Troops on streets of downtown Los Angeles

Troops on streets of downtown Los Angeles

 

Woman on scooter at protest on Sunset Boulevard and Vine.

Woman on scooter at protest on Sunset Boulevard and Vine.

 

Woman with mask at City Hall.

Woman with mask at City Hall.

 

Sheriffs Deputies form skirmish line at Temple Street at Hill Street in Los Angeles

Sheriffs’ Deputies form skirmish line at Temple Street at Hill Street in Los Angeles.

 

Spectators take photos at City Hall protest.

Spectators take photos at City Hall protest.

 

Protestor downtown in Los Angeles with Black Lives Matter Sign

Protestor downtown in Los Angeles.

 

Woman flips off Stage 12 on Gower Street in Hollywood.

Woman flips off Stage 12 on Gower Street in Hollywood.

 

Family for solidarity for protestor on this on Cahuenga Blvd.

Family for solidarity for protestor on Cahuenga Blvd.

 

 

Laborer repairs damage at Cartier in Beverly Hills, CA.

Laborer repairs damage at Cartier in Beverly Hills, CA.

 

Police tear gas protesters Beverly, Hills, CA.

Police tear gas protesters Beverly, Hills, CA.

 

Rodeo Blvd, in Beverly Hill, CA boarded up after looting.

Rodeo Blvd, in Beverly Hill, CA boarded up after looting.

 

two women with signs

Protestors with signs at City Hall asking us to abolish racism.

 

protestors hugging

Protestors embrace at City Hall.

 

Man in leopard clothes at City Hall.

Man in leopard clothes at City Hall.