Kenechi Unachukwu is a photographer and visual artist specializing in street photography. But, in the past three weeks he’s found himself thrown into a totally new role: Documentarian for Madison’s Black Lives Matter protests.
Unachukwu’s black and white photographs feature portraits and glimpses inside the city’s demonstrations. The images are intimate, emphasizing the humanity and individualism behind a movement.
Recently, he arranged more than a hundred of the images into a single mural that’s currently on display on the Overture Center.
Earlier today, WORT Producer Jonah Chester spoke with Unachukwu about his work, the importance of visual imagery during a protest, and how he found himself thrown into the role of documentary photographer.