Oldie but Goody-KKK

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  1. elsaspet

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    First of all..........THANK YOU HERTZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I've been pretty busy with the new website and haven't done too much lately that I haven't already shared to some extent, so I'm posting some photos of the KKK ralley and counter protest in Tomball, TX. Two of these photos have been posted here before. The rest were not.
    All the following photos are under my and Sipa copyright:

    1. KKK Members come to the tiny town of Tomball, TX.
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    2. They are met by the National Leader of the New Black Panther Party, Quanell X as the Chicago and Houston division of the same organization.
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    3. The Houston and Austin divisions of the Anti Racist Action group as well as the SkinHeads against Racism also provide counter voice.
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    4. Local townspeople chime in with thier own opinions:
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    5. Five hundred additional police officers are there in a vein attempt to keep the peace.
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    6. Tensions rise and counter protestors begin to break through the barracades
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    7. ARA flagman leads the rally to break through.
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    8. Angry Mobs of Counter Protesters confront police.
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    9. Swat officers tell media to get back as they draw weapons on the angry crowd which is now completely out of control
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    10. The mob forms a human chain in an attempt to bypass a line of armed officers.
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    11. A peaceful yet frustrated counter demonstrator watching the increasing violence from behind the police barricade.
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    Cindy,

    Were these published anywhere?

    The latest edition of American Photo had an interesting series on the unpublished photos in the american media since they thought the images were 'too sensitive'. A coverage on KKK by James Edward Bates was among the series.
     
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    Hi Dan,
    No, these have not been published yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they might be used for a future KKK story somewhere. The bonus of wire service is that they hang on to these things for years waiting for magazine buyers in need of a photo to go with a story.
    When I took these photos, I was not yet a member of any agency. Another PJ saw the photos and talked to her agent who then told me I could submit them.
    (Eric at Sipa)
    She cautioned me to only submit what I felt were the two strongest. I submitted number 1 and number 2 (The klansmen and Quanell X feeling that they were the most newsworthy). The rest of the photos have never been submitted. Based on these two photos I was offered a 3 year freelance contract. Future photos with Sipa is what brought about the later affiliations with Zuma, World Eye and Online Newsphotos.
    It all starts somewhere, and this was my somewhere. Basically, I lucked out being at the right place at the right time.
     
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    What an amazing series, love your captions as well. As far as your two strongest photos, I would've chosen #6 and #11 personally. But that's just me.
     
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    You captured the cast of characters well! I think in laying out any kind of event tight details and wide angles should be considered. The idea is to include a sense of place as well as characters.

    God job on working with those wire services.
     
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    I like the story! :)

    I personally would have picked 1 and 5 though.



    Totally agree with the wide angels there.
     
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    Crikey - good work there, weren't you really scared by all those worked-up people?
     
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    JonK I want MORE!!

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    Cindy..I saw these b4...some serious good PJ work here.
    As a series it's outstanding. Nice work! :thumbup:
     
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    Great work Cindy...very well done!
     
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    I believe it is the same story as I read about in a few papers and online news sites, and let me just say, your images totally blew me away. Looking at them made me feel as if I was right there in the middle of it all. The pictures in the paper were nothing compared to what you have.

    Awesome work, keep it up, but be safe most importantly.
     
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    Thank you for the wonderful comments!
     
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    great series cindy! :D tfs
     

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