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Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:08 PM

 

Everyone Is Talking About This Photo From the Protests in Baton Rouge

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http://time.com/4400563/baton-rouge-protests-alton-sterling-woman-arrest-photo-iconic-reuters-jonathan-bachman/

Over the past 48 hours in Baton Rouge, La., where the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by police officers last week has reignited a national conversation on race and policing, over 120 protesters have been arrested — including prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson.

But intense attention, however, has been focused on the image of the arrest of a lone woman in a flowing dress that has since gone viral. The woman stands, arms crossed, in front of a phalanx of officers, silent — even serene — but seemingly refusing to budge.

Although the woman’s identity is not yet confirmed, her actions were described in detail by the photographer who captured the image.

“A group of demonstrators had formed a blockade — blocked Airline Highway, which runs in front of Baton Rouge Police headquarters,” Jonathan Bachman, a New Orleans–based photographer who was on assignment for Reuters, told the Atlantic. Bachman said officers belonging to several divisions of Louisiana law enforcement, many clad in riot gear, descended on the highway to clear the protesters from its path.

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Reply Everyone Is Talking About This Photo From the Protests in Baton Rouge (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jul 2016 OP
pkdu Jul 2016 #1
Stellar Jul 2016 #11
longship Jul 2016 #2
Arkansas Granny Jul 2016 #3
madokie Jul 2016 #5
BumRushDaShow Jul 2016 #4
BlueNoMatterWho Jul 2016 #6
monmouth4 Jul 2016 #7
TonyPDX Jul 2016 #8
geomon666 Jul 2016 #9
Squinch Jul 2016 #10
rgbecker Jul 2016 #12

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:23 PM

1. Ieshia Evans

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:44 PM

2. That Reuters photog deserves a Pulitzer.

For capturing a moment perfectly. It is not just the event that needs to be documented, it is the meaning of the event.

Look at that picture.

The cops seem to be off balance, even stumbling. The woman is sure of foot. The cops seem manic, animated. The woman stands still. The cops are taking aggressive stances. The woman is passive. The cops are armored and protected. The woman is laid bare by her flowing and wind blown dress.

This is the moment that any photo journalist lives for. To capture a moment in an image that speaks for itself far beyond the image. There is a story behind the image. And a great pic invites one to ask as many questions as the pic answers. This pic does that and so much more.

Give this Reuters photog a Pulitzer.

And that woman is my favorite heroine.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:50 PM

3. It almost looks like she has a force field surrounding her which repels the officers.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:54 PM

5. She does

and its beauty, coming all the way from her heart

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:54 PM

4. First time seeing that 2nd photo

with a slightly different angle - an angle showing the nasty rifle with a scope on it. Good for huntin' you-know-whats.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 02:51 PM

6. I respect her courage. Unfortunately she was blocking a roadway.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 03:09 PM

7. Certainly a beautiful and courageous woman and a Pultizer-worthy shot..n/t

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 03:59 PM

8. God, we're living in the era of Robo-Cops.

And she has the dignity to stand there calmly grounded, perceptive and adaptable to whatever follows.

She is inspiring.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 04:11 PM

9. It's ridiculous that people compare this photo to the Tank Man one.

It's a powerful image but no where in the same league as the Tank Man photo.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 06:42 PM

10. Seems pretty close to me.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 12, 2016, 07:24 AM

12. The picture shows the ridiculous police in stormtrooper apparel.

Shows the sheep like humanity behind the empire's force. The Tank Man photo shows simply a tank...none of the complexity of the issue, with humans facing humans with entirely different perspective on life.

Both pictures give strength to those that question authority.

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