*The latest issue of The New Yorker magazine deals with recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has sparked demonstrations and violent confrontations as police crack down on protesters.
The image, which fronts the magazine’s Sept. 1 issue, shows protesters with their hands up under the glow of headlights from a police vehicle. The “hands-up” gesture and chant has been adopted by protesters.
Artist Eric Drooker told The New Yorker that the cover has a personal meaning for him.
“An artist friend of mine was killed by a cop in lower Manhattan, back in 1991,” Drooker said. “He happened to be black, and the police officer was never indicted.”
Other Ferguson covers…
Time magazine chose this photo taken by Scott Olson, one of the many journalists arrested for documenting what was taking place in the Missouri town.
Olson also took this powerful photo, used by Businessweek.