The Stunning Ferguson Photographs Captured by a Journalist Before His Arrest

The Stunning Ferguson Photographs Captured by a Journalist Before His Arrest
Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

The news: Getty photographer Scott Olson was arrested on Monday night while covering protests in Ferguson

Olson has been in the Missouri town since Michael Brown's death. Getty confirmed his arrest to NBC News and released a statement via Twitter, saying, "We strongly object to his arrest and are committed to ensuring he is able to resume his important work of capturing some of the most iconic images of this news story."

The Huffington Post reports that Olson was arrested for standing outside the area designated for press.


According to his son, Justin, Olson has been released and is back to work. Getty also confirmed his release on Twitter

Olson has captured some of the most iconic images of the crisis. Below is some of his most eye-opening work:  

1.

"Police force protesters from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri."

2.

"Gabrielle Walker, 5, protests the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri." 

3.

"Tear gas reigns down on a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri."

4.

"Tear gas reigns down on a woman standing with her arms raised in the street after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri."

5.

"A woman gets help as she tries to recover from a tear gas attack by police who attacked demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri."

6.

"A police officer watches over demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri."

7.

"Demonstrators gather along West Florissant Avenue to protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri."

8.

"Police surround and detain two people in a car on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri."

9.

"Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who was appointed by the governor to take control of security operations in the city of Ferguson, walks among demonstrators gathered along West Florissant Avenue on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri."

10.

"Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri."

11.

"Police advance through a cloud of tear gas toward demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri."

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Sophie Kleeman

Sophie is a staff writer at Mic covering the intersection of tech and culture. She's based in New York and can be reached at sophie@mic.com.

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