Photojournalists Attacked and Arrested at Protests Around the Country

Photojournalists Attacked and Arrested at Protests Around the Country

In the span of less than a week, concerns about COVID-19 have taken a backseat to the nationwide protests against police brutality and racism sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmad Aubrey, and Breonna Taylor. Photojournalists covering the scenes have been confronted with violence against them by police and unknown agitators.

In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah Jacobs and Allen Murabayashi discuss the incredible photography being produced around the country – including by many smaller newsrooms, discuss whether we should be calling images “Pulitzer Prize worthy” in the moment that the work is created, and how ordinary citizens with cellphones are capturing incredible (and often unbelievable) scenes..

Finally, we meditate with graduation photos and a piece about skateboarding in NYC.

We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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