Reviving Frogtown’s Victoria Theater

I had the pleasure of taking photos for a [Twin Cities Daily Planet article] on the Victoria Theater Arts Initiative (VTAI). VTAI is especially interesting to me because it shares my personal mission of using the arts as a vehicle for social change. I’m looking forward to seeing the work that comes out of it once it opens in 2017.



The March After the Eviction

In response to that morning’s eviction of protesters from the 4th Precinct, hundreds of people gather in City Hall on Thursday evening to continue demanding #Justice4Jamar.

People watch the protests from the balconies overlooking the rotunda. This is an iPhone photo but I like it more than the version I took with my “real” camera.

Hip-hop artist and activist Brother Ali shows his solidarity with the protests.

Protesters march through City Hall.

After occupying City Hall for almost two hours, demonstrators take to the streets to confront the Minneapolis Police Federation at their annual fundraising dinner at Elsie’s, a cop bar in Northeast.

Cops stand in the ally behind Elsie’s, which locked its doors to keep protesters from entering.

Taye Clinton, an 11 year-old boy who the police maced during the 4th Precinct occupation, sits on the truck leading the march while holding hands with his mom.

The almost five-mile march ends outside the Police Federation’s office in Northeast Minneapolis, where protesters recite the Assata chant: “It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”

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