AN AMERICAN DILEMMA, REVISITED: DOCUMENTING AMERICA’S POLICE BRUTALITY CRISIS

Originally Published on 15 November 2016

words and photography Andrew Renneisen

This work originally started as simply photographing crime stories as an intern at my local newspaper, the Wilmington News Journal. I wanted to be a police officer growing up, so I was naturally drawn to covering these types of stories.

However, as I grew as a photographer I became more curious as to why America’s cities were so violent and what created these cycles of violence and pain. I started to think about it more as a project when I noticed that all of the cities I worked in had similar issues, which stemmed from inequality. There is so much hurt every day in the United States right now that is seemingly overlooked. I think that is what resonates with me the most.

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