/ 2017 / Press / Political

"Not My President!"

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/General News, Silver in Press/Political
  • Photographer
    Marcus Yam, United States
  • Studio
    Los Angeles Times

Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump was elected president,
ending one of the most divisive general elections in U.S. history,
thousands of people took to the streets in major cities across the
country to protest a man they felt was uniquely unqualified to
represent them. In New York, Portland, Chicago and Los Angeles,
surging throngs of men and women from myriad backgrounds all
united in one chant – “Not my President!” In Los Angeles, a city
where activists and minorities have a frought relationship with
police, tensions at protests grew as each night wore on.
Demonstrations that were largely peaceful at first saw pockets of
chaos, as small numbers within each crowd began to set off
fireworks, vandalize buildings and block traffic. Over the course of
five nights, chants denouncing Trump echoed throughout
downtown Los Angeles, traffic was frozen on the 101 Freeway, and
police in riot-gear arrested hundreds.

Awards 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting
2016 NPPA BOP Photojournalist Of The Year Runner Up
2016 POYI Newspaper Picture Story 2nd Place
2015 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting
2015 POYI Newspaper Picture Story 2nd & 3rd Place
2012 World Press Photo Multimedia Prize, Special Citation
2012 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, Silver Baton
2011 Emmy Awards, Documentary & News Coverage
2011 World Press Photo Multimedia, First Place