As the bell tower of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church tolled five o’clock, protesters with pro-immigration signs began to appear at 60th and Dodge streets. Within 45 minutes, hundreds of people from all cultures, nationalities, and professions lined Dodge street to show support for refugees. It’s an issue relevant to Omaha as at least two local resettlement agencies were recently forced to lay off employees due in large part to the recent executive order. According to Pew Research, Nebraska settled more refugees per capita than any other state in 2016.
Photojournalism is a unique discipline. It demands the photographer sum up a complex event in relatively few images while applying principles of classical composition to split second decisions. It’s a ballet of light and the decisive moment.