2012 Photo Contest, People in the News, Singles, 2nd prize
Photographer

Tomasz Lazar

21 October, 2011

A protester is arrested during demonstrations against police stop-and-frisk tactics in Harlem, New York on 21 October.

About

Tomasz Lazar

He is a graduate of the West Pomeranian University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology. He has won photography contests in Poland and abroad (e....

Background story

Harlem, New York, USA

A protester is arrested during demonstrations against police stop-and-frisk tactics in Harlem, New York on 21 October. Stop-and-frisk refers to the New York Police Department practice of detaining and sometimes searching people on the street, when they have not necessarily committed a crime. The police and mayor’s office maintain that this has significantly reduced crime in the city. Opponents argue that the practice victimizes low-income communities and people of color. The October demonstrations against stop-and-frisk attracted support from the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. Scores of OWS supporters made their way up to Harlem from downtown Manhattan, where they had been protesting against corporate greed, social inequality, and what they saw as the power of major banks and multinationals over the democratic process.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/40 sec
Focal length
35 mm
F-Stop
10
ISO
100
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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