Will you, won’t you, won’t you join the dance?
[ by Charles Cameron — protest and arrest in Baton Rouge ]
Reuters – Jonathan Bachman
It is the stunning balletic quality of this image that catches my attention here, and gives this post a title drawn from Lewis Carroll‘s Lobster Quadrille in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
July 11th, 2016 at 2:37 am
The Atlantic, under the title, A Single Photo From Baton Rouge That’s Hard to Forget, presents the full photo (I’ve cropped it above given the restrictions on width of images on this blog) with commentary that includes these comments from the photographer:
July 12th, 2016 at 4:59 am
Thanks for the photographer’s commentary –so often overlooked in the instantaneous sharing through social media. It is a gorgeous and moving shot –no doubt it will go down as one of the iconic shots of the decade. His career will be defined by this shot, just as Nick Ut’s was by the little girl burning from napalm.
I love photojournalists. Seeing this one not only makes me stop and admire the restraint of all parties, but also makes me appreciate that Jonathan Bachman was in the right place at the right time.
July 12th, 2016 at 2:52 pm
Thanks (once again), Kanani — I strongly agree.
July 14th, 2016 at 2:33 am
Two from Brandfon Friedman, who describes himself on his Twitter page as CEO, The McPherson Square Group; Former Dep. Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, @HUDgov; Author of The War I Always Wanted:
I personally don’t see the DoubleQuote in that latter double image, but apparently others do. The dignity, yes.