CHRONICLE :: FERGUSON
Through the eyes of many we see the bigger picture.
On August 9, 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by former police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. The story of the events that transpired is told from the point of view of those who decided to raise their cameras, take pictures and capture history in the making. Five years of gathering these images has culminated into a hope to inspire understanding through an unbiased account.
This book was founded upon the concept of both telling a story and answering a need. The photographs that fill these pages are evidence of a historic, local incident that made a global impact. Change begins with conversation, and CHRONICLE::FERGUSON is an invitation to that dialogue.
"Even among destruction, photographer Santiago Bianco said he wanted to find the humanity in Ferguson-related events not captured by traditional media.”
Willis Ryder Arnold,
St. Louis Public Radio
"When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless.”
The Washington Post
"What to some appeared to be a single, four-minute encounter between a Ferguson resident and one of the city's sworn police officers sparked a firestorm of social uprising, public demonstrations, government reactions, and national dialogue like the United States had not experienced in over 40 years.”
Forward Through Ferguson