These images are dedicated to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and other Black lives taken by police violence and racism in the United States.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu
I took these photos on June 6th, days after George Floyd was killed. My world felt so dark; and in stark contrast, the roses in Portland were coming into full, colorful bloom. In the weeks since, I have seen some light in the form of change and reform; however, there is still so much to do in my own life, and in this country, in the fight for racial equality and justice.
I am releasing my final images on Juneteenth--for me, a day of education, reflection, and action. I hope that each viewer of this post, especially non-people-of-color, will take a moment to reflect on the ways that they can help bring justice and equality to the Black community.