Flickr a Week 23: ‘Black Lives Matter Protest, Seattle WA’

The series spotlights the current crisis raging across America for the second of three consecutive entries. To recap: Nine days ago, George Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis police. The Hennepin County corner has certified the death as a homicide, and police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with murder. Since, protests in most major metropolitans are rife with looting, property destruction, and violence.

Black Lives Matter Protest, Seattle WA“, one of a collection of street shots using the same self-title, quite literally illuminates pent-up rage and resentment from some and attempts to create anarchy by others. America is at war, with itself.

Kelly Kline used Canon EOS 5D Mark III and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens to capture the moment on May 30, 2020. Vitals: f/5, ISO 2500, 1/250 sec, 70mm. She takes the first spot of the month for composition, subject matter, and timeliness.

The photojournalist and self-described “experienced visual storyteller for esports, traditional sports, and breaking news” joined Flickr in October 2005. Hehe, same month and year as me. Besides her Photostream do check out Kelly’s website.

Photo Credit: Kelly Kline