Bearing witness

cityhallprotestHere are my street photography captures from  a protest at Atlanta City Hall today. Atlanta is an interesting place regarding the history of civil rights, and the legacy of folks like Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. Atlanta City Hall is located sort of right between (but south of) the Civil and Human Rights Museum (which I visited for the first time last week with my friend, Chip), and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (which I visit often — it’s the most visited U.S. National Park, and it’s free). As a street photographer, journalist, and author, I try to bear witness whenever I can. We are living in history-being-made right now, right here. But then again, aren’t we always?