Black Lives Matter is an international human rights movement, originating from within the African-American community, which campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people. BLM regularly holds protests speaking out against police brutality and police killings of black people, and broader issues such as racial profiling, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.
The movement returned to national headlines and gained further international attention during the global George Floyd protests in 2020 following Floyd\'s death by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He died after being arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money to buy cigarettes. A white police officer, knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, leading to his death. Events of the arrest, death, and the actions of the officers have led to international Black Lives Matter protests, calls for police reform, and legislation to address racial inequalities. Protests erupted and have continued since, across many US cities, in Australia, France, the Netherlands and in the UK.
These photographs were taken on 6th June 2020, during the London protest. I found myself in the centre of the gathering, experiencing the whole range of human emotions and observing the uncommon behaviour. The fact that the protest took place during the Covid-19 pandemic make this event even more significant.
Just around 11 PM, after many hours of standing in furious the crowd, I was taken for the police investigation. The officer interviewed me and checked the ID. Finally, I was able to leave but advised not to return to the city centre within 24 hours as this would result in being arrested.
Soaring above a glacial river in small airplane one can have an amazing view of Icelandic nature\'s art in all its power and beauty. Rivers\' streams flow over lava beds forming braids with milky silty water interweaving and creating a chaotic, yet beautifully arranged maze of a natural abstract. Aerial shot from small airplane - Cessna 172, Iceland, 2019
Atlantic puffins have penguin-like coloring but they sport a colorful beak that has led some to dub them the “sea parrot.” The beak fades to a drab gray during the winter and blooms with color again in the spring—suggesting that it may be attractive to potential mates.
These birds live most of their lives at sea, resting on the waves when not swimming. They are excellent swimmers that use their wings to stroke underwater with a flying motion. They steer with rudderlike webbed feet and can dive to depths of 200 feet, though they usually stay underwater for only 20 or 30 seconds. Puffins typically hunt small fish like herring or sand eels.
In the air, puffins are surprisingly fleet flyers. By flapping their wings up to 400 times per minute they can reach speeds of 55 miles an hour.
A blue wildebeest on the horizon is silhouetted against a yellow and black sky at sunset. Its horns are visible in outline, and it's standing with its head turned. Shot with a Nikon D850 in the Serengeti, Tanzania, in April 2019.
ISO 64, 800mm, f/8, 1/1000
The "Giants Causeway", or the Road of the Giants, is a natural monument of about 40,000 interconnected basalt columns formed as a result of an ancient volcanic eruption. Located in northeastern Northern Ireland, 3 kilometres north of Bushmills . Someday everyone should visit this place.
This was taken at Manapools on an evening. The hippo pod was very active and the sun was reflecting as gold in the waters. The hippo then came up snorting and the tiny water droplets formed a shape against the golden sunset.
The fishing industry all across the UK has undergone massive change all across the last 12 months through Covid and Brexit. Jersey has been a microcosm of all this with nearly all exports stopped the local fisherman have sold directly to islanders with great success. Through the use of social media and word of mouth the fisheries have survived and thrived.
I have been alongside many fishermen over the last 12 months working to raise awareness and document the hard work they do to provide us with our local harvest.
Lockdown limitations have confined me to going for walks within a mile radius of where I live. I began walking along narrow streets, looking for details whose textures and colours inspired me. The series includes weathered doors and walls as well as deteriorating labels on public bins.
A follow up to Jack Savages critically acclaimed series “Noirisms”. This series is again indebted to the ghosts of our shared cinematic past, and the cinema of Film Noir (1920-50). Monochromatic tones and shadows are prevalent – particularly within the protagonists themselves. A modern contemporary take on the traditional Noiristic elements of mystery, Femme Fatales, inescapable darkness, menace & murderous plotlines. These elements of the cinema of Film Noir make up an integral part of Jacks work, creating mystery and Ambiguous criminological plotlines/storytelling helping to fuel the viewer’s imagination here, representing the shadowy darkness within these noir fuelled portrait, landscape & street manipulations – a range of photographic styles all embedded with his signature “Noir” aesthetics. Jack wants his audience to piece together and dissect this cinema within his unconscious mind. Savage’s influences are markedly more cinematic than photographic. The directorial ghosts of Preminger, Hitchcock, Welles, Wilder, and Ford are often winked at and embellished upon within this series. He endeavours to create these manipulations with a distinctive traditionalist feel, harking back to this golden age of cinema within contemporary photographic fine art.
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