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Hi, this is Christian Onuoha, and this is my My Life Matters photo.

I captured this photo on June 2nd of 2020; this is roughly about a week after George Floyd was murdered.

[I was] pretty enraged by the whole event and the things that've been transpiring in the country.

I and my wife decided to get out and protest and be a part of the movement. So, we look for different areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and found that Fort Worth was hosting one, and there was a large gathering of people, so, ya know, we decided to go out.

I had no real intentions of catching any particular image, but I just wanted to document the times as it's very kind of nostalgia or déjà vu, as I might say, given that we're kinda livin' in the times that replicate the 50s and 60s and the civil rights movement.

I saw this little boy clenching onto his father and holding the sign, and I just kinda questioned and wondered if he really knew what that sign meant or even why he was there. And it also brought so many emotions because I thought about my four-year-old son and then all the other kids that have died in this country prematurely, like Emmett Till and Tamir Rice.

So, ultimately, I captured so many images, but this one kinda stood out to me and just really - you know, like I said - brought so many emotions to me so... 

I just wanted to post it and allow it to be seen and - you know - it, it... I got a lot of reviews from it and how it touched other people. And I just wanted it to show that we are human, you know... We deserve respect and dignity, and we deserve to live a peaceful life and be treated equally because our lives do matter.

Tarrant County Court, Fort Worth, Texas - Jun 02, 2020

Christian Onuoha

Christian Onuoha
Christian Onuoha
Christian Onuoha
Jun 2, 2020
Tarrant County Court, Fort Worth, Texas

Christian Onuoha

Hi, this is Christian Onuoha, and this is my My Life Matters photo.

I captured this photo on June 2nd of 2020; this is roughly about a week after George Floyd was murdered.

[I was] pretty enraged by the whole event and the things that've been transpiring in the country.

I and my wife decided to get out and protest and be a part of the movement. So, we look for different areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and found that Fort Worth was hosting one, and there was a large gathering of people, so, ya know, we decided to go out.

I had no real intentions of catching any particular image, but I just wanted to document the times as it's very kind of nostalgia or déjà vu, as I might say, given that we're kinda livin' in the times that replicate the 50s and 60s and the civil rights movement.

I saw this little boy clenching onto his father and holding the sign, and I just kinda questioned and wondered if he really knew what that sign meant or even why he was there. And it also brought so many emotions because I thought about my four-year-old son and then all the other kids that have died in this country prematurely, like Emmett Till and Tamir Rice.

So, ultimately, I captured so many images, but this one kinda stood out to me and just really - you know, like I said - brought so many emotions to me so... 

I just wanted to post it and allow it to be seen and - you know - it, it... I got a lot of reviews from it and how it touched other people. And I just wanted it to show that we are human, you know... We deserve respect and dignity, and we deserve to live a peaceful life and be treated equally because our lives do matter.

Hi, this is Christian Onuoha, and this is my My Life Matters photo.

I captured this photo on June 2nd of 2020; this is roughly about a week after George Floyd was murdered.

[I was] pretty enraged by the whole event and the things that've been transpiring in the country.

I and my wife decided to get out and protest and be a part of the movement. So, we look for different areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and found that Fort Worth was hosting one, and there was a large gathering of people, so, ya know, we decided to go out.

I had no real intentions of catching any particular image, but I just wanted to document the times as it's very kind of nostalgia or déjà vu, as I might say, given that we're kinda livin' in the times that replicate the 50s and 60s and the civil rights movement.

I saw this little boy clenching onto his father and holding the sign, and I just kinda questioned and wondered if he really knew what that sign meant or even why he was there. And it also brought so many emotions because I thought about my four-year-old son and then all the other kids that have died in this country prematurely, like Emmett Till and Tamir Rice.

So, ultimately, I captured so many images, but this one kinda stood out to me and just really - you know, like I said - brought so many emotions to me so... 

I just wanted to post it and allow it to be seen and - you know - it, it... I got a lot of reviews from it and how it touched other people. And I just wanted it to show that we are human, you know... We deserve respect and dignity, and we deserve to live a peaceful life and be treated equally because our lives do matter.

Tarrant County Court, Fort Worth, Texas - Jun 02, 2020
Christian Onuoha

Hi, this is Christian Onuoha, and this is my My Life Matters photo.

I captured this photo on June 2nd of 2020; this is roughly about a week after George Floyd was murdered.

[I was] pretty enraged by the whole event and the things that've been transpiring in the country.

I and my wife decided to get out and protest and be a part of the movement. So, we look for different areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and found that Fort Worth was hosting one, and there was a large gathering of people, so, ya know, we decided to go out.

I had no real intentions of catching any particular image, but I just wanted to document the times as it's very kind of nostalgia or déjà vu, as I might say, given that we're kinda livin' in the times that replicate the 50s and 60s and the civil rights movement.

I saw this little boy clenching onto his father and holding the sign, and I just kinda questioned and wondered if he really knew what that sign meant or even why he was there. And it also brought so many emotions because I thought about my four-year-old son and then all the other kids that have died in this country prematurely, like Emmett Till and Tamir Rice.

So, ultimately, I captured so many images, but this one kinda stood out to me and just really - you know, like I said - brought so many emotions to me so... 

I just wanted to post it and allow it to be seen and - you know - it, it... I got a lot of reviews from it and how it touched other people. And I just wanted it to show that we are human, you know... We deserve respect and dignity, and we deserve to live a peaceful life and be treated equally because our lives do matter.

Jun 2, 2020

Tarrant County Court, Fort Worth, Texas

Christian Onuoha
Christian Onuoha
Christian Onuoha
Jun 2, 2020
Tarrant County Court, Fort Worth, Texas
Christian Onuoha

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