Alec Jacobson

Photographer, Writer
    
Portraits of Protest
Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA
Nationality: American
Biography: Alec Jacobson is a photographer and writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, who likes to dive deep into slow-moving stories.  Drawing on his studies in Anthropology, French and Arabic at Amherst College, he prefers to be the only... MORE
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Portraits of Protest
Copyright Alec Jacobson 2024
Date of Work Jun 2020 - Jun 2020
Updated Jun 2020
Topics Black lives matter, Documentary, Editorial, Essays, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture
Thousands of Canadians have demonstrated in solidarity with US protests against the kind of police violence that killed George Floyd.  Canada is stereotyped as a nice place full of nice people, sort of Garrison Keeler's Lake Wobegon, compared to the US. But recent demonstrations are a clear reminder that racism and police violence are problems in Canada too.  I made a series of portraits of protesters and paired them with their personal stories about experiencing racism.
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