Protest Portraits, Part II | Maundy Mitchell Photography
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Protest Portraits, Part II

This is Part II of a personal project. On June 14, I opened my studio to people who were protesting on the town common in front of my building in Plymouth, New Hampshire. You can see Part I HERE.

I asked each person “Why do you protest?”

“I want to be part of the solution. At home, I watched the protests in L.A., D.C., and Seattle. I’m encouraged that we have the opportunity locally to join in the same kind of protest that brought millions of people to the steps of the nation’s capitol with Dr. King.” – Francois

Francois
Francois

“I believe that every single person matters. Our system targets people of color. I want that to change.” – Sydney

Sydney
Black and white portrait of a woman wearing a face mask and holding a sign that reads "It's 2020, not 1920"
Sydney

“I’m the Director of Music for a local church. Some young people from my church invited me to protest. I played march rally music.” -Sarah Dan

Black and white portrait of a woman holding a drum, which she played for a peaceful protest march in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Sarah Dan

“I’m here to listen and to learn. I’m here to show support for an equitable future.” – Michael

Michael

“I’m here to support my friends.” – Cailynn

Cailynn

“I protest because it is my responsibility to leave the world better than I found it. Lifting my voice and using my privilege, in opposition to systemic and institutional racism, is the very least I can do towards that goal. For me, silence equals complicity about violence against my fellow humans.” – Sarah

Sarah
Black and white closeup portrait of a woman wearing a mask that reads "Grab 'em by the ballot box"
Sarah

“As a white person and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have [been discriminated against]. I want to help those who’ve also experienced this, and seek change for everyone.” – Connor

Black and white portrait of man wearing mask and holding a sign that reads "Fix the System"
Connor

“I’m here to try to help make a change.” – Mia

Mia

“We need to end racism once and for all.” – Jade

Black and white portrait of woman wearing mask and holding Black Lives Matter sign
Jade