23 April 2014

Amnesty International's 2014 Human Rights Conference / AGM

I was invited to exhibit my photography and also document parts of Amnesty International USA's 2014 Human Rights Conference / Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Chicago two weeks ago. I usually photograph various components of these meetings each year, both nationally and regionally, which takes me all over the country - most recently to Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and now Chicago. In these travels and events, I have the opportunity to interact with incredible human rights advocates and also with those affected by their rights having been violated - not only abroad, but here in the United States.

Conference photography in hotel ballrooms really can't capture the intensity of such violations, but I do aim to capture the spirit of the movement, and of the community built around coming together to make the world a safer, more just place.

Some highlighted photos are included below, which include a concert at the House of Blues by the Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, and a march and rally against Chicago police torture. All very moving in their own unique ways.

18 April 2014

Heidi and Jhonny Engagement Session

I met up with Heidi and Jhonny in Chicago a few weekends ago for their engagement photo session. Their wedding will be in Great Barrington, Massachusetts in July, so it was nice that we got to do the engagement shoot in a more urban area. And urban it was! The lovely couple chose a great beach location with a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline. We even lucked out with Chicago's notorious early April weather. Enjoy a few of my favorites below, and watch out for some more of Heidi and Jhonny later this summer!

For more images from their engagement shoot, visit order.scottlangleyphoto.com/heidi-jhonny-engagement/.

15 April 2014

Amnesty International's Get on the Bus 2014

This week's blog post features photos from this past Friday's annual "Get on the Bus" gathering in New York City. Hundreds of Amnesty International members and activists got on buses and trains all throughout the northeast, from Maine to New Jersey, to gather in Manhattan for a day of human rights action and education. I photograph "Get on the Bus" each year, having been a part of this incredible event since 2000. Look forward to Spring 2015, as it will be the 20th year!

Below are some highlights from this year. For an archive of photos from previous years, check out: GOTB 2013, GOTB 2012, and GOTB 2011 (all Facebook galleries).