What introduction is appropriate for someone with about 150,000 images posted to Flickr? None. Choosing anything from such vast collection is an overwhelming task, so I let the photographer’s preferred storytelling style guide me. Elvert Barnes describes himself “as a freelance documentary photography”; “my focus and interests tend toward street and outdoor event photography such as festivals, parades, and protest”.
I picked today’s pic for composition, somber mood, and for representing a recent event—funeral procession for Prince George’s County, Md. police officer Brennan Rabain, who was killed in a car crash. Elvert captured the image on March 12, 2015, using Canon EOS Rebel T2i and EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. Vitals: f/4, ISO 320, 1/800 sec, 75mm.
Elvert is from Lexington Park, Md., but lives in Hyattsville, which is much closer to Washington, DC. On his website, Elvert provides a concise collection of his protest photography. He joined Flickr in April 2005.
Photo Credit: Elvert Barnes