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Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

Wind of Change

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Editorial / Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Sophie Larghi

Since the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer, protests have taken place across many cities in the U.S. Although there has been an incentive from the media to insist on the violence and looting during these unrests, most of the demonstrations have remained peaceful with people simply asking to be treated with respect, fairness and equality. On June 14, 2020, Black LGBTQ leaders organized the All Black Lives Matter march in Los Angeles to protest racial injustice, oppression and police brutality. An estimated 40,000 people gathered and marched.

Sophie Larghi is a French-American artist and freelance photographer born in France and currently based in Southern California, USA. After graduating from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts with a B.A. in Television & Broadcast Journalism, she pursued a career in photography and film production. She focuses mostly on social issues, documentary and abstract photography.