Ruddy Roye on the Power of Pictures | American Photo

Ruddy Roye is a photographer who believes in busting stereotypes wide open. The self-described Instagram activist rose to prominence a few years ago while documenting the effects of Hurricane Sandy with his iPhone. Since then he has done work has for The New York Times, Time, National Geographic—often traveling to communities in turmoil in the wake of police shootings involving men and women of color.

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This year, GeekFest is heading back to where it all began -- Washington, D.C., Sept 16-18, 2016. for those trying to make travel plans, things will kick off around 6pm Friday night, and wrap by 6pm...

The line-up of speakers is incredible: Jose Cabaço, Stephen Crowley, Carol Guzy, Greg Kahn, Mike Kepka, Elizabeth Krist, Zun Lee, Jonathan Newton, Ruddy Roye, Lexey Swall, and Dani Zalcman. We’re also putting together a special panel discussion with editors and art buyers, hoping to answer the question “what are editors looking for?” And as always, we have a few surprises up our sleeves…

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This week on #LightBoxFF, TIME spoke with ‘Instagram activist’ Ruddy Roye (@ruddyroye), who punctuates his portraits and street photographs with poetic captions and has an unwavering passion to tell untold stories through a visual platform capable of reaching millions.