“As the KKK donned their white robes and waved their confederate flags, the protesting crowd pushed the Klan behind the ball field fence and into the wooden bleachers. The Klan grew frightened and weak as the protesters outnumbered them. It was my privilege to witness this beautiful moment of resistance when young people stood up for their ancestors and their own dignity,” explains Nina Birman as she describes her legendary photo conveying this very event. The photo was taken in New Jersey in 1990.
NOOR, an Amsterdam based collective of photojournalists, has launched a campaign to resist against rampant fake news. NOOR has always pledged to photograph the world in a truthful way, but in the days of “alternative facts”, photographs have never been a more useful tool in journalism. NOOR has asked thirteen of the photographers to choose photos that communicate that “resistance takes many forms, each essential and life-affirming.”
The photos display a wide breadth of issues, ranging from climate change, to LGBTQ struggle for equal rights, the fight against apartheid, gender issues, to the civil rights movement in the U.S.A. The energy of resistance is felt in each of the photos, and encourages the viewer to stay vigilant.
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