One of the first things that I noticed about this photo - and that stands out to me - is the energy that's present. You can sort of sense the energy of the individuals that are marching, individuals that you see doing different gestures in the photo.

And this- the serendipity of it all is the sign in the upper right-hand side that says, "LIVELY" - which is what the photo was named after - because I think it was such a coincidental way to describe what was going on in the photo, and how, y'know, the energy and the emotion of the individuals in the photo was captured.

The next thing that really stands out to me is the diversity.

In the center of the photo, you see the tall white man raising his fist. And in that gesture and that expression on his face and just such a expression of passion... So, that's something that stood out because it's right in the center and because of his physical stature and how he presents.

But then, you look closer and you see the two younger brothers in the front that are leading the chants and leading the march. You know... with them being ahead of the banner and ahead of the crowd that's behind them - it just speaks to the power of the moment that we were witnessing in this protest and then in all of the other protests around this time, with the diverse crowds that were coming out and being involved and active. It was one of the things that really had a lot of people feeling like the protests around George Floyd's death - and Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and countless others - was really a different moment in time from what we were used to.

And I feel like it was captured in this photo as well: you see people of all shades, sizes, and ethnic backgrounds marching and protesting and feeling the moment together.

New York, New York - Jun 04, 2020

Henry Danner

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Henry Danner
Henry Danner
Henry Danner
Jun 4, 2020
New York, New York

Henry Danner