To say that something was set in motion by the killing of George Floyd would no doubt be an understatement, given the public reaction we’ve seen play out in the past month. From streets all across the country, powerful images of protesters have emerged on various media (and social media) outlets. Kevin Steele is no exception to the number of professional photographers who have managed to capture the anger, sadness, and disappointment seen in the people marching through America’s big cities. Apart from his excellent imagery shot during L.A.’s “Black Lives Matter” protests, Kevin also shared a few words on the topic:
“This is not a time to tell you how many black friends I have, or how woke I am to the pervasive racism and inequality in America. This is a time to listen. A time to pause and reflect. Most importantly it is a time to effect change. This moment is different. We’ve all been living with uncertainty and fear these last months, feeling vulnerable and anxious. The distractions of daily “normal” life are stripped away and we can see too clearly what has been happening in front of our eyes. The murder of George Floyd was a horrific call to action. To end the police brutality and violence, to bring to the center of our conversations the social injustice, racism, and inequality and to act. Whether we add a voice in physical protest, add dollars to support, or simply listen, watch, understand, and empathize. We want to change NOW.“ — Kevin Steele
To see more of Kevin Steele’s photography, please visit his page on Altpick.com.