Sunday, October 8, 2017

Mass Shootings, Human Rights, Community Healing

Honored to be present among some amazing photographer/artists this year...
I received two International Photography Awards for work in Orlando, Florida this last June for the one year acknowledgment of the lives lost at Pulse Nightclub - at the time it was the worst mass shooting in modern history - now superseded by the Las Vegas event. 
You can see the Orlando gallery and read about it here.  
I spent a week with my sister, Melissa Barthelemy an activist and academic within LGBTQ+ and public history, visiting memorial sites and meeting with community members as well as attending events via non profit advocacy groups. It was one of the most powerful experiences I have had as a human in terms of perspective building and solidarity.
An expanded gallery and captions can be found here at Social Documentary Network.
Images ©Bennett Barthelemy

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