Local photographer launches photo project to remember Ferguson - KMOV.com

Local photographer launches photo project to remember Ferguson

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FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

We all have different memories of the events in Ferguson that followed the shooting death of Mike Brown, and a local non-profit wants to use your photographs from that time in history to educate future generations.

The project isn't about who's right or who's wrong, or what your opinion is on what happened. Its aim is to use photographs, taken by those who were there, to teach people about the issues and events that made history.

It’s called Chronicle Ferguson and was created by a photographer named Santiago Bianco.

Bianco knew in August of 2014 that history was taking place in Ferguson. He decided to capture the moment with this camera, and noticed other photographers were doing the same. But there was no way to consume all the different pictures taken of what was happening, and that gave Bianco an idea.  

The project launched a website to which people can upload their photos of the events in Ferguson. Some of those photos will be selected to go into a book.

Photos on the site will be sortable by date, location, photographer and camera, and a mobile app will accompany the online and print presence.

Thousands of pictures, worth millions of words, forming hundreds of stories; all with one goal: preserving and teaching history.

At Thursday’s launch, Chronicle Ferguson will begin it Kickstarter fundraising program.

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