The Death of Freddie Gray: Photographing a Tragedy in Baltimore


All images by Jack Sorokin. Used with permission.

“On April 12, 2015, Baltimore City Police Department officers arrested Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American resident of Baltimore, Maryland. Apparently in good health at the time of his arrest, Gray sustained injuries to his neck and spine while in transport in a police vehicle. Freddie Gray died on April 19, 2015, a week after the arrest.”

If you’ve been paying attention to anything in American media beyond the stupid things Donald Trump says, you’ll know about protests and police brutality. One of these stories is the focus of photographer Jack Sorokin. The project, “The Death of Freddie Gray” is a documentation of the events that happened after the news broke.

“…the projects i’m most passionate about are the ones that have the potential for positive social impact.” says Jack in his email to the Phoblographer. “The project I have submitted embodies this for me.”


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