“If I don’t have a camera, I don’t feel safe. And that camera beings me a sense of safety. It doesn’t fix everything, but it gives me a form of safety. Knowing that I can go out and document and make photographs that could potentially help change things.” Michael McCoy told VICE News.
In times of protest, the work of Black photographers is often as much about capturing life as it is to preserve their own. ‘Shutter’ is a look behind the lens into the stories they tell, why they tell them, and the beauty and burden of their photographic work. Check out more episodes here – https://youtu.be/jAP_c8Ob4WY