THE BRIAN JOHNSON SHOW
NO JUSTICE NO PEACE 2020 SPECIAL
After the horrific murder of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of white police officers, people all over the world took to the streets in protest. Despite the risk and fear of a global pandemic caused by a new and deadly virus, Cover-19, photographer Brian A. Johnson joined the marches with a mask on his face and a camera in his hand. Brian documented the movement as it swept through small towns in Northern New Jersey, bringing you this breathtaking collection of photos. He pokes at the heart, showcasing the raw emotions that radiated from protesters of all ages and colors.
We collaborated on a short series of interviews in the form of podcasts, where artists and activists from our region could speak on the effects of the most recent developments in the fight for civil rights and how the global pandemic played into it all. Shot over three episodes as special editions of the Brian Johnson Show, these interviews are full of deep, sometimes emotional responses to how our world is changing.