Contributing Artists

A View of Black Lives Matter

May 2020 — January 2021

This photographic essay on the Black Lives Matter Movement is only meant to be a snapshot of the events of last year starting with the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd. Since the events were numerous and nationwide, these photographs are within a limited scope of this journal to cover a small sliver of time and place. It is mostly focused on New York City with some detours to New Jersey, Washington, DC, and Richmond, Virginia. Even within the context of New York City there have been too many actions in too many locations with too many people to acknowledge them all. Imagine that at a minimum there have been 100 photos taken per week for the last 40 weeks—that would be a total of 4,000 images. It will be for future historians, scholars, and activists to take a full accounting of the meaning of this historic Movement.

There have been countless brave and fine photographers documenting what’s been going on in the streets. This essay is just a small but substantial cross section of a handful of photographers in the Greater New York City Metropolitan area covering the Black Lives Matter Movement who have graciously allowed us to use their images. We urge you to follow their social media accounts to get a more granular eyewitness account of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

—David Zung, Editor

Photo by Derek French

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May 30, 2020

Can You Feel Me
Fejz Sadiku
New York, NY

May 30, 2020

Can You Feel Me
Fejz Sadiku
New York, NY

May 30, 2020

Can You Hear Me
Fejz Sadiku
New York, NY

May 30, 2020

Can You Hear Me
Fejz Sadiku
New York, NY

May 30, 2020

Untitled
Fejz Sadiku
New York, NY

May 30, 2020

Untitled
Fejz Sadiku
New York, NY

June 01, 2020

BLM
Mikiodo
New York, NY

JUNE 01, 2020

BLM
Mikiodo
New York, NY

June 04, 2020

I Can’t Breathe
Mikiodo
New York, NY

June 04, 2020

I Can’t Breathe
Mikiodo
New York, NY

June 04, 2020

BLM 01
Mikiodo
New York, NY

JUNE 04, 2020

BLM 01
Mikiodo
New York, NY

June 11, 2020

West Village BLM March 
David Zung
New York, NY

June 11, 2020

West Village BLM March
David Zung
New York, NY

June 22, 2020

If you woke, then wake up
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

June 22, 2020

If you woke, then wake up
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

June 23, 2020

Occupy City Hall
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

June 23, 2020

Occupy City Hall
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

June 25, 2020

Who is Our Leader
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

June 25, 2020

Who is Our Leader 
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

June 27, 2020

BLM Times Square
Mikiodo
New York, NY

June 27, 2020

BLM Time Square
Mikiodo
New York, NY

July 04, 2020

BLM Chains
Mikiodo
New York, NY

July 04, 2020

BLM Chains
Mikiodo
New York, NY

July 04, 2020

4th of July NY
Zak Krevitt
New York, NY

July 04, 2020

4th of July NY
Zak Krevitt
New York, NY

July 04, 2020

Brooklyn Bridge March
Derek French
New York, NY

July 04, 2020

Brooklyn Bridge March
Derek French
New York, NY

July 17, 2020

Who Are We Fighting
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

July 17, 2020

Who Are We Fighting
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

July 18, 2020

Fiddlers 04
Ken Ji
New York, NY

JULY 18, 2020

Fiddlers 04
Ken Ji
New York, NY

July 18, 2020

Fiddlers 03
Ken Ji
New York, NY

July 18, 2020

Fiddlers 03
Ken Ji
New York, NY

July 19, 2020

Juneteenth Protest
Derek French
New York, NY

July 19, 2020

Juneteenth Protest
Derek French
New York, NY

July 19, 2020

Brooklyn Vigil
Mikiodo
New York, NY

July 19, 2020

Brooklyn Vigil
Mikiodo
New York, NY

JULY 20, 2020

I Don’t Trust Police
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

July 20, 2020

I Don’t Trust Police
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

July 23, 2020

Occupy City Hall 01
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

July 23, 2020

Occupy City Hall 01
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

July 23, 2020

Occupy City Hall 03
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

July 23, 2020

Occupy City Hall 03
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

July 23, 2020

Occupy City Hall 05
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

July 23, 2020

Occupy City Hall 05
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

July 25, 2020

Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s Mother, Speaks at a BLM Rally
David Zung
New York, NY

July 25, 2020

Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s Mother, Speaks at a BLM Rally
David Zung
New York, NY

July 25, 2020

March to Support Portland Moms
David Zung
New York, NY

July 25, 2020

March to Support Portland Moms
David Zung
New York, NY

July 26, 2020

Untitled
Fejz Sadiku
New York, NY

July 26, 2020

Untitled
Fejz Sadiku
New York, NY

July 27, 2020

March for Black Womxn 03
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

July 27, 2020

March for Black Womxn 03
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

July 30, 2020

You’re In Trouble
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

July 30, 2020

You’re In Trouble
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

August 03, 2020

Black Trans Sex Workers Lives Matter
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

August 03, 2020

Black Trans Sex Workers Lives Matter
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

August 05, 2020

Marching for George Floyd
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

August 05, 2020

Marching for George Floyd
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

August 09, 2020

The March for Breonna Taylor
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

August 09, 2020

The March for Breonna Taylor
Nataliia Pugach
New York, NY

August 16, 2020

Justice Ride XI – Ride for Black Women’s Lives
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

August 16, 2020

Justice Ride XI – Ride for Black Women’s Lives
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

August 25, 2020

Can They Hear Us Yet
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

August 25, 2020

Can They Hear Us Yet
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

August 28, 2020

Lincoln Memorial, The March on Washington
Nataliia Pugach
Washington, D.C.

August 28, 2020

Lincoln Memorial, The March on Washington
Nataliia Pugach
Washington, D.C.

August 28, 2020

No Caption Needed
Nataliia Pugach
Washington, D.C.

August 28, 2020

No Caption Needed
Nataliia Pugach
Washington, D.C.

August 28, 2020

March on Washington Al Sharpton Speaks
David Zung
Washington, D.C.

August 28, 2020

March on Washington Al Sharpton Speaks
David Zung
Washington, D.C.

August 28, 2020

Reflection of History
Julian Leshay
Washington, D.C.

August 28, 2020

Reflection of History
Julian Leshay
Washington, D.C.

August 29, 2020

March on Washington
Derek French
Washington, D.C.

August 29, 2020

March on Washington
Derek French
Washington, D.C.

August 29, 2020

We Keep Us Safe
Derek French
Washington, D.C.

August 29, 2020

We Keep Us Safe
Derek French
Washington, D.C.

September 19, 2020

BLM Arrests 02
Mikiodo
New York, NY

September 19, 2020

BLM Arrests 02
Mikiodo
New York, NY

September 19, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial
Mikiodo
New York, NY

September 19, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial
Mikiodo
New York, NY

October 05, 2020

Joker Time
Derek French
New York, NY

October 05, 2020

Joker Time
Derek French
New York, NY

November 01, 2020

Dia de Los Muertos
Derek French
New York, NY

November 01, 2020

Dia de Los Muertos
Derek French
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

BLM March
David Zung
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

BLM March
David Zung
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

Big Hand
Matthew Li
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

Big Hand
Matthew Li
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

BLM Protest
Zak Krevitt
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

BLM Protest
Zak Krevitt
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

Covidisor
Matthew Li
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

Covidisor
Matthew Li
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

Joel Gets Arrested
Matthew Li
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

Joel Gets Arrested
Matthew Li
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

November 05
Matthew Li
New York, NY

November 05, 2020

November 05
Matthew Li
New York, NY

November 07, 2020

Election Results
Mikiodo
New York, NY

November 07, 2020

Election Results
Mikiodo
New York, NY

November 08, 2020

World Trade Center
Derek French
New York, NY

November 08, 2020

World Trade Center
Derek French
New York, NY

November 13, 2020

Charles
Derek French
New York, NY

November 25, 2020

Charles
Derek French
New York, NY

November 25, 2020

Mourning
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

November 25, 2020

Mourning
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

November 25, 2020

Justice for Vincent Truitt
Derek French
New York, NY

November 25, 2020

Justice for Vincent Truitt
Derek French
New York, NY

November 26, 2020

Christmas in New York
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

November 26, 2020

Christmas in New York
Jarrett Robertson
New York, NY

December 12, 2020

Fog Lights 
Julian Leshay
Bergen County, NJ

December 12, 2020

Fog Lights
Julian Leshay
Bergen County, NJ

December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas
Mikiodo
New York, NY

December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas
Mikiodo
New York, NY

JANUARY 10, 2021

Refuse Fascism March 02
Mikiodo
New York, NY

January 10, 2021

Refuse Fascism March 01
Mikiodo
New York, NY

January 10, 2021

Refuse Fascism March 02
Mikiodo
New York, NY

January 10, 2021

Refuse Fascism March 01
Mikiodo
New York, NY

January 19, 2021

Inaguration 01
Adam Gray
Washington, D.C.

January 19, 2021

Inaguration 01
Adam Gray
Washington, D.C.

JANUARY 19, 2021

Inauguration 04
Adam Gray
Washington, D.C.

JANUARY 19, 2021

Inauguration 04
Adam Gray
Washington, D.C.

January 19, 2021

Inaguration 06
Adam Gray
Washington, D.C.

January 19, 2021

Inaguration 06
Adam Gray
Washington, D.C.

January 20, 2021

The Antithesis of What MLK Stood For
Tom Ella
New York, NY

January 20, 2021

The Antithesis of What MLK Stood For
Tom Ella
New York, NY

JANUARY 20, 2021

NYPD Attacks, Mass Arrests Protesters on MLK Day
Tom Ella
New York, NY

JANUARY 20, 2021

NYPD Attacks, Mass Arrests Protesters on MLK Day
Tom Ella
New York, NY

JANUARY 20, 2021

Gun Rights Rally 04
Zak Krevitt
Richmond, VA

JANUARY 20, 2021

Gun Rights Rally 04
Zak Krevitt
Richmond, VA

January 20, 2021

Gun Rights Rally 01
Zak Krevitt
Richmond, VA

January 20, 2021

Gun Rights Rally 01
Zak Krevitt
Richmond, VA

JANUARY 20, 2021

Robert E. Lee Monument 08
Daniel Lehrhaupt
Richmond, VA

JANUARY 20, 2021

Robert E. Lee Monument 08
Daniel Lehrhaupt
Richmond, VA

JANUARY 20, 2021

Robert E. Lee Monument 01
Daniel Lehrhaupt
Richmond, VA

JANUARY 20, 2021

Robert E. Lee Monument 02
Daniel Lehrhaupt
Richmond, VA

Black Lives Matter was nominated for
the 2021 Noble Peace Prize. Learn more here.

Selected Works

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah

A View of Black Lives Matter

Contributing artists

True Form Films

Yeniffer Behrens-Mendoza & Mauricio Mendoza