Ruddy Roye, TIME's Instagram Photographer of 2016, is our first exhibit opening of the new year. In his national project When Living is a Protest, Ruddy's roving eye relentlessly affirms the dignity of African Americans who meet spiritual and mortal threats and neglect on a daily basis.
Ruddy began making Protest in August, 2014, when Ferguson's citizens were beginning to resist the worn-out excuses for Michael Brown's killing. Ruddy's project is ongoing and attempts to engage with African American men who cannot make lives for themselves with what they've been given, but must start from scratch.
These pictures and our discussion will be a perfect way to start 2017. They underscore The Half King Photo Series' resolve to recognize, through photography, the ongoing work, and needs of, our more vulnerable neighbors.
Radcliffe Roye is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photo-journalism photography. Radcliffe is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. Radcliffe strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fibre paper.
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