Tish Lampert

Photographer
   
OUR LIVES MATTER
Location: Los Angeles
Nationality: American
Biography: TISH LAMPERT   BIO: TISH LAMPERT www.tishlampert.org TISH  LAMPERT Photojournalist, Writer & Host of “America Speaks Podcast”  Author of  We Protest: Protecting The America We Believe In  (Rizzoli, March.... read on
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OUR LIVES MATTER
Credits: tish lampert
Date of Work: 05/20/70 - Ongoing
Updated: 03/19/17

In 2000 I set out to look for America, because the country felt so divided after the presidential election. I was in search of a visual template that defines today’s dissent. I have been back and forth across the country with my camera taking the pulse. The spectrum is full: students, soldiers, politicians, artists, theologians, policemen, teachers, housewives, union members, the unemployed. My wide lens reveals the stories of countless citizens demanding to be heard. Those who have never protested before and those who are unafraid to risk arrest from militarized crowd control.

How do we keep activism alive beyond the theatrics of demonstrations? I wanted this photographic series to reflect the meaning in our outrage; to capture the adrenaline that sparks a revolution; to shine a light on everyday injustices that mainstream media ignores; to find empathy for one another, to encourage the next generation to shape their democracy.

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