By TIMOTHY K. MAUNGLEACLEVELT, Associated PressCLEVELAND — The photos of Cleveland photographers capturing tough times of police violence will be part of a series on how their work reflects the struggles of the people in their photos.
In this week’s issue, photographers Michael J. Cope, Jason Brown and Jason L. Wilson will look at the work of a trio of Cleveland-area photographers that took part in a series in 2014 called “Cleveland Photos: Photos From The Front Lines.”
The Cleveland group, which is part of the Cleveland Society of Photographers, captured photos from the scene of a 2015 fatal police shooting of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer.
In their first photo, Cope takes on the police, who were responding to a call about a possible domestic violence incident when he was shot during a foot pursuit.
Cope, who was with the group when he took the photo, says he was in his vehicle with the driver when a police car pulled up behind him.
“I saw the guy on the ground, with a bullet hole in his head, his legs in the grass, his body on the pavement, a bullet through his forehead,” he said.
“There were two cops running around the vehicle.
The police car was swerving around them.
And the officer in the car shot him in the head and his body just started to move.”
Wilson, who is a photographer and director at the Cleveland society, said the officers were trying to help the man, who appeared to be trying to escape.
“At first they didn’t know where he was,” Wilson said.
“The officer shot him and they had to pull him out.”
The shooting came as protests erupted in Cleveland following the death of 22-year-old Michael Brown, who died after being shot by police in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Missouri.
Brown’s death was captured on video by a bystander.
The officer who shot Brown has not been charged.
The Cleveland photographers’ work captured the turmoil in the city as people tried to keep calm.
Copes’ photo shows a young woman in a black T-shirt walking across a busy street in the neighborhood of Cleveland Heights.
She’s wearing a jacket, and her face is hidden by a scarf.
She has a scarf wrapped around her face and a backpack in one hand, and a flashlight in the other.
The flashlight shines in a yellow flashlight and a police badge in the backpack.
She was carrying a bag.
The woman has her face covered with a hood.
She’s also wearing a black sweatshirt.
She has a backpack with a flashlight inside.
Cops are seen in the background.
Cops are shown shooting at the man with a rifle, which appears to be a rifle-style weapon.
A woman is seen walking along a street as a police officer approaches her, and then they pull out a gun.
She turns around, and the camera shows her lying on the sidewalk, covered in blood.
The man in the camera shot the man in a back seat of the car, who appears to have been hit in the back of the head.
The shot of a young man covered in a blanket, who seems to be lying on a sidewalk, has the same camera angle as the shots of people lying on sidewalks and police officers shooting at each other.
Wilson said the photos were shot with a new camera, which was installed at the end of October, and is not connected to the cameras that were used in the 2014 series.
He said they were taken on Oct. 1, and that they were used for the first time in the series this year.
The photos were taken in an area of Cleveland where there were a lot of protests, he said, adding that he thinks that is the right way to do it.
“It is a way of telling a story of the city, and also telling the story of these young men who were trying desperately to stay calm and peaceful,” Wilson added.
“The people in these photos are trying to keep the peace and keep themselves from being killed, and we want to be able to show that, and help them tell their stories. “