Reason and Answer - Walker St. Police Riot

Minted on Jul 20, 2022
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WALKER STREET POLICE RIOT represents abuse of authority - a reason for the civil unrest and property destruction that followed. The source photograph was taken in Manhattan during a protest for George Floyd, the victim of a police murder. The source image was used as evidence in cases about police misconduct and constitutional obstruction after it was deemed "too sensitive" for the magazine that the work was assigned for.

Reason and Answer was shot in New York City at the protests for George Floyd on May 29, 2020 and the protest for Walter Wallace on October 28, 2020. Printed as a risograph without black ink (before being digitized in 2021), the image is destabilized and cannot be used as evidence.

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