The aftermath of the 2016 presidential election sparked protests nationwide. As the dust finally begins to settle, have we? As a UK transplant and documentary photographer living in the United States, the experience of the post election protests felt both alien and exhilarating.
Never before had I witnessed such a large scale response and collective resistance from the local community. Very quickly I found myself immersed in a growing crowd of protesters marching through many of the city’s busiest neighbourhoods. Law enforcement were called in from across the bay area to attempt to control the gathering crowds and for the most part this was a ‘peaceful’ protest. As the march meandered its way through the city, the stream of protesters became almost magnetic to anyone caught in its wake, eventually settling amongst the perimeter of San Francisco’s iconic city hall.
There has been mixed feelings around the nature of the protest. Some may argue the retaliation was a contradiction in itself. What this does show us is there is still a clear divide across the country at a time where stability and togetherness will be intrinsic to its success.
‘The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.’
– Martin Luther King
A selection of recent framed images for San Francisco based artist McKinley Moore. See more of McKinley and The Otis Redding Legacy here
A recent shoot for San Francisco based Soul and R&B singer McKinley Moore and his upcoming tour ‘The Otis Redding Legacy’
A recent short film for BE HAUTE Studio.
The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross @portlandartmuseum
An aerial view taken from Clérigos Tower during a recent trip to Porto, Portugal.
Running Legs, Fifth Avenue, New York
c. 1940-1941, printed 1980
A quick snapshot of some recent work around Embarcadero San Francisco.
I was fortunate enough to get a sneak preview of Alfonso Cuaron’s latest exhibition of the motion picture ROMA while visiting Lapis Press in Los Angeles
Taken from a recent series titled SOMA. More coming soon