I photographed the March Against White Supremacy at the Colorado State Capitol on Saturday. There was a guy there heckling the speakers. He’d driven up from the Springs to hold a sign, “It’s okay to be white”.
I didn’t take a photo of him with his sign. I probably should have but it’s just not that interesting to me anymore: the privileged seeing themselves as the persecuted. What does interest me, and inspire me, are people like Rudolph Rudy Gonzales, the director of Servicios de La Raza. I spoke with Rudy for a few minutes at the rally. He compliments me on my photography. This is hard for me to take in in the context of the moment. I mean, here I am, new to the Resistance, and here’s someone who has been fighting for his community forever. And he’s thanking me. It’s humbling.