AGAINST RACISM COVER IMAGES: Doug Harper
This photo shows a poster commemorating George Floyd, near the site of his murder by the Minneapolis police. I had arrived in the neighborhood on an early Sunday morning, about a month after Mr. Floyd’s murder and the ensuing social protests that quickly spread across the world. I made many photos that morning; most were hand written messages of outrage, but also of hope. In this image the words he spoke as he pleaded for his life surround his portrait. I framed the image to show Mr. Floyd looking to the side, and with a reflection of a red sign to suggest blood and violence. I had tears in my eyes as I considered the immense tragedy of this mans’ death and all the sociological, historical and human forces that had brought us to this moment.