On The Ground: Los Angeles – An Immersive Photography Exhibition – November 2021

11/06/2021

On The Ground: Los Angeles – An Immersive Photography Exhibition – November 2021

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, thousands of people took to the streets of Los Angeles and around the world to protest. A handful of those people showed up with cameras to document the history unfolding. Little did we all know how much those summer months would bring us together and change us forever. From the frontlines of the civil unrest, a community of photographers was forged. With daily battles being waged between citizens and law enforcement, those of us consistently on the ground bonded, and became a source of support and inspiration for one another. Many of the stories of what was happening on the ground each day never made it onto news headlines, leaving many truths unseen and unknown. This show pays tribute to the stories and relationships that were integral to how we collectively document and remember history. We stand in solidarity with all those who risked themselves to ensure that the truth of the streets was not only seen and heard, but conveyed in a way that respected each community. We are honored to call each of the photographers in this show friends and it has been a pleasure to create this space for the community. – Kemal Cilengir and Raquel Natalicchio