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Protestor's Eyes

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/General News, 1st Place winner in Press
  • Photographer
    Jonathan Bachman, United States

A man is detained by law enforcement while protesting the
shooting death of Alton Sterling outside the headquarters of the
police department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016.
Alton Sterling, a 37-year-black man and father of five, was held
down by two white police officers and shot at close range by one
of the officers. The shooting, captured on cell phone videos,
aggravated the unrest that has coursed through the United States
for two years over the use of excessive force by police, especially
against black men.

Born in 1984 in Morristown, New Jersey, Jonathan Bachman studied photojournalism at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2012, Bachman started photographing sporting events for the Associated Press and Reuters. In July 2016, Bachman was assigned to cover the killing of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man who was shot dead by while police. It was the first demonstration Bachman ever covered. He is currently based in New Orleans as a freelance photojournalist covering sports and breaking news for Associated Press, Getty Images and Reuters.