„You might have killed the dreamer,
but you can’t kill the dream.“
(American civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton,
March on Washington, August 28, 2020)
May 28, 2020, Washington, D.C. a series of protests following the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American man, who was killed on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill.
Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds. While George Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down, he is repeatedly saying „I can’t breathe“.
Between May and November 2020, I’ve spent almost every free minute on this project. I’ve listened and learned from DC’s protests.
For over three months, I was visiting over 35 events at different locations across the entire District to compile a mosaic composed of dozens, if not hundreds micro-stories.
That's how it has become reality: my debut photo book
“you can’t kill the dream – 100 days of peaceful protest”.