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Photograph by:
Tommy Oliver, American, born 1984  Search this
Subject of:
DeVon Franklin, American, born 1978  Search this
Meagan Good, American, born 1981  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
George Perry Floyd Jr., American, 1973 - 2020  Search this
H x W: 4480 pixels × 6720 pixels
File size: 172.3 MB
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
June 7, 2020
Photographer Tommy Oliver is an award-winning producer and cinematographer in television and film. Best known for his 2020 documentary 40 Years a Prisoner on HBO, his docuseries Black Love (2017–2020) on OWN, and his feature film The Perfect Guy (2015), Oliver challenges audiences to question their assumptions about race, gender, and family. The film Kinyarwanda (2011), which Oliver co-produced, weaves together narratives of resilience during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. It won the Sundance Film Festival’s award for World Cinema Drama and was recognized as one of the top 10 films of 2011. This photograph is part of a broader portfolio of images taken during Black Lives Matter rallies in Los Angeles between May 31 and June 14, 2020.
A digital, black-and-white image of DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good participating in a Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood, California. The image was taken by Tommy Oliver during the protests that followed the death of George Floyd. The image depicts Franklin and Good standing together with their backs to the viewer. They are shown from the mid-back up, turned slightly towards each other and looking over their shoulders, directly at the viewer. They are leaning on machinery with vents on one side. Franklin is wearing a black, short sleeve T-shirt, a surgical mask, and aviator-style mirrored sunglasses. Good is wearing a black, short sleeve T-shirt, a cloth face mask with a white graphic on the front, and sunglasses. Her hair is pulled up into a front top knot held in place with a head wrap. Behind Franklin and Good is a large crowd of protesters facing the viewer. Many of the protesters are wearing face masks, or other types of protective face coverings. At the center of the crowd, one protester holds up a large white sign with partially cropped dark text that reads [REVOLT / AGAINST / RACISM] and a black band at the bottom with white text that reads [Party for Socialism and Liberation / [---?]]. In the background is a low building and leafy trees.
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Hollywood (Film)  Search this
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Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Tommy and Codie Oliver
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© Tommy Oliver
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture