Artist’s Statement: Hello, I am Reklaw, an Atlanta-native and current freshman at Boston University. Since middle school, I have been invested in photography and photojournalism as an artistic outlet. I enjoy capturing candids in the city because that is the most authentic and natural way to capture a place as bustling as Atlanta. In this set of photos I hope to show that the pursuit of justice is not something that can be accomplished without the work of all individuals from all walks of life. This movement must involve the youth, the older generations, and most importantly, a shared longing for change in the way we define and achieve justice in America. Photos play an integral role in the telling of this story because they allow us to connect and feel with the subjects in the picture on a level that is deep enough to pull at and challenge both our minds and hearts. I pray these pictures will remind and inspire viewers to pursue justice wholeheartedly and unapologetically until it is a reality for all.
Justice is what occurs when humanity and love are placed above politics and power.
Reklaw, 19, Cobb County, GA.
The best storytellers are behind the camera. Atlanta. June 15, 2019.
Taking A Stand
With fists raised and heads held high, the youth of Atlanta publicly display their support and commitment towards building a country that truly yields “Justice for all.” Atlanta. May 29, 2020.
A Questioning Mother
Embraced by her children, a concerned mother holds up what she fears could become the fate of her son in a country that gives impunity to a select few while giving injustice to others.
Hear My Cry
A young woman yells out in pain as she recalls the events that led to the senseless taking of her brother’s life by law enforcement months prior. Atlanta. May 29, 2020.
Fighting on the Homefront
A veteran stands amongst protestors showing that there is still much work to be done within America in the fight for justice and equity. Atlanta. May 29, 2020