Gallery Photographer Ryan Vizzions' Receives 2 "Best Photographs of 2017" Mentions
December 28, 2017 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
Protesters face off with police in North Dakota by Ryan Vizzions
1 February, 2017. I went to Standing Rock because I felt there wasn't much mainstream coverage of the Dakota Access pipeline protests taking place there. I saw that photograph coming and I waited for about 15 minutes to get it. I try to mix fine art with photojournalism - I'm really into symmetry and perspective. I was behind the police, looking up at the Native Americans - I think 75 people ended up getting arrested. Since photographing the protests, I've kind of been adopted by the Lakota people - they're like family to me. I hope to help amplify indigenous voices.
Gallery Photographer Ryan Vizzions' photograph from the Standing Rock Protests has received two mentions on the "best" photographs of 2017 lists. The photograph is featured in the Gallery's current exhibit "Life In Winter", on view through January 21, 2018
The Guardian: The Best photographs of 2017 - by the people who shot them
(featuring Gallery Photographer Ryan Vizzions slide #15)
ABC News: Pictures of the Year 2017 (featuring Gallery Photographer Ryan Vizzions slide #16)
See our complete coverage of the International "Best" photographs of 2017 here.