Unrest in Denver

When the nation gasped at the footage of George Floyd’s final moments, white America saw the murder of a Black man. In Black America, we watched our father, uncle, brother, cousin, and son—stripped of their humanity. And yet again, a prominent fixture in the Black family systematically removed from a community already deprived of his presence.  

 

The following collection of images are from Saintil’s series titled Unrest in Denver, where over the course of six months, the artist documented protests for George Floyd in Denver, Colorado.

 

American society may have abolished chattel slavery, but its omnipresent ideologies and untiring psychological terrorization of the Black community are as present today as they were more than 100 years ago. 

 

The following images were captured from May to November 2020.