On January 20, 2017, The day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, we learned of the upcoming women’s march in Los Angeles and immediately knew we had to be there. Personal politics aside, it isn’t everyday you get the opportunity to photograph a movement in your own backyard that is so large the entire world takes notice. Our photojournalist instincts kicked in and we were ready to go!
With that in mind, we set out for Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to walk among the hundreds of thousands of people who wanted to be heard. We were there to capture the moments, the emotion and the passion of the masses.
Initially, we attempted to stay on the outside of the crowd and get a good vantage point to capture the people marching. That did not work! We quickly found ourselves swallowed up by the nearly 750,000 people who marched down Broadway from 1st street to 6th street. The only chance we had was to get ahead of the march. So, we quickly weaved our way through the crowd, holding hands so we don’t get separated. By the time we got to 3rd street, we had created a little bit separation from the pack and found ourselves in prime position to capture some photos.
You can tell by the photos we took that this was much more than a march for Women’s rights and equality. This was a march for Human rights and equality. In a city with so much division and diversity, it was inspiring to see the people come together as one, peacefully, to stand united for their cause.
As photojournalists, we jumped at the chance to witness this event. We had a great time photographing it and we hope you enjoy the photos.
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