In the memory of…

I was a 24-year-old young white American woman when I made these images in Atlanta, GA., on 21 January 1989 during a protest rally against 7 Ku Klux Klan members who were protected by more than 1.000 National Guard troops and Atlanta Police officers, all because it was their right as white supremacists to march against the national American holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The images are more than 30 years old, and it seems like nothing has changed since then. At the same time, something is changing, and I am proud of all the young people who have joined the demonstrations against racism in the last few weeks. By the way, this post is coming to you from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

If you want some more insight as to how subtle racism works, I recommend this documentary about the American writer James Baldwin:

Thanks for reading!

Atlanta citizen, 1989.


Atlanta, Ga., 21 January 1989.