As a community of photographers based in our nation’s capital, we are no strangers to protests. Washington, D.C. is the center of U.S. politics and a natural place for people from all walks of life and all sorts of backgrounds to gather together around a cause. During this pivotal and painful time for so many Americans, we want to express our support for the Black community and our solidarity in the fight for justice and to be free from police violence, not just in D.C. but around the entire country and beyond.
As a nonprofit for photographers of all levels, we also want to remind those in our community who are participating in or documenting the protests to consider how you do so with the greater good in mind. To this end, we’d like to share some valuable documents provided by the Authority Collective. For photographers documenting the protests, we encourage you to review the Do No Harm: Photographing Police Brutality Protests guidance. We also encourage everyone to check out these resources for photographers and beyond on anti-racism.