Conflict Photography at Home: An Interview With New Orleans’ Abdul Aziz - PhotoShelter Blog
New Orleans conflict photographer Abdul Aziz shares his experiences as a Black photographer documenting the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and more.
As a Black photographer specializing in conflict photography, Aziz’s work has a certain intangible authenticity to it; no doubt one of the reasons his images caught my eye on Instagram. The combination of his photos and personal stories shed a bright light on the editorial gaps surrounding the current coverage of the 2020 George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter protests. This media coverage in recent weeks has followed a well-known trend in photojournalism, skewing heavily toward images made by older white male photojournalists, amidst a growing discussion about the importance of hiring more Black photographers.