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This is How Hong Kong Photojournalist Are Protesting Police Actions

Hong Kong police held a press conference yesterday to discuss the anti-extradition bill protests that have been raging this week. Photojournalists showed up to the presser wearing helmets, gas masks, and safety vests in protest of the excessive force they say police have been using against them.

Ride Along: Photographing a Protest in Los Angeles

My name is Jayrol San Jose, and I am a photojournalist based in Los Angeles. I'm a professional photographer, but being new to journalism, I've found that covering protests is a great place to start. I've covered around 25 protests this year in the Los Angeles area. This one, in particular, was put on by Occupy I.C.E. Los Angeles.

Photographers Beaten and Abducted in Bangladesh Student Protests

Massive road safety protests in Bangladesh are making headlines around the world due to the violent crackdown being conducted by the government. In addition to students being attacked, photographers are also finding themselves in the crosshairs: some are being beaten in the streets, and one prominent photojournalist was abducted hours after giving a news interview.

What It’s Like to Shoot the RNC and DNC… from Outside the Barricades

Many people would agree that this year’s presidential contest is one of the most polarized and combative in living memory. For that reason, it felt particularly important to me this year to be in Cleveland and Philadelphia capturing the people and events that would surround the candidates and conventions.

Shocking AP Photo Leads to Internal Investigation of Kenyan Police

AP photographer Ben Curtis recently captured a photograph seen round the world. A brutal and shocking image that has sparked outrage and forced Kenya's police chief to launch an internal investigation. (Warning: Some of the content in the video above is graphic. Proceed at your own risk.)

Protest Photography Tips: How to Capture the Action and Stay Safe

I have always been interested in protest and civil disobedience. What first caught my eye was an episode of Whale Wars on Discovery Channel some years ago where activists were going to Antarctica and using direct action techniques to intervene in illegal whaling. Several series on, and last year I decided to go and photograph a protest against Japan’s hunting of whales and dolphins.

Point of View: Photographing Race Protests in Sydney

This past weekend was the 10th anniversary of the infamous Cronulla Riots in Sydney, Australia, race riots that resulted in 26 injuries and 104 arrests. "Party for Freedom" leader Nick Folkes decided to hold a "patriotic barbecue" to mark the occasion, but attracted less than 50 supporters. The event was attended by a throng of anti-riot police, journalists, and a counter-protest from a much larger crowd.

Photographer Dillon Mak was covering the event, and he used a GoPro to document things from his point of view. In the 9-minute video above, things start getting heated at about 3 minutes in.

Student Photojournalist Has Face-Off with Activists at Mizzou Protests

Ongoing student protests at the University of Missouri over campus race relations have dominated the media over the the past several days. Now a new video showing the group blocking a student photographer is sparking controversy and discussion about press freedom.

The 6.5-minute video above shows student photographer Tim Tai being blocked from a public area of campus on Monday while on assignment for ESPN.

POV: A Photographer Captures the ‘Reclaim Australia’ Protests in Sydney

"Reclaim Australia" protests broke out this past weekend in Sydney, Australia, with one side opposing the Islamization and immigration policies of the country, and the other side arguing against intolerance and racism.

Sydney-based street photographer Dillon Mak took his DSLR and GoPro into the middle of the demonstration, capturing both photos of the movement and some point-of-view video showing how he worked his camera.

An Amateur Photographer’s Striking Pictures of the Baltimore Protests

Just a week ago, Devin Allen was just another photo enthusiast sharing his work on the Web, regularly posting artsy photos for his relatively small and faithful Instagram following. After protests and riots erupted in Baltimore this week, Allen suddenly became a much sought-after photographer who's sharing raw and gritty images from ground level for the world to see.

Video: Cameraman Accused of ‘Repeatedly Hitting’ Police with His Camera Did No Such Thing

While covering the "re-occupation” protest in Mong Kok on Thursday night, an Apple Daily cameraman was arrested by police after he allegedly assaulted a police officer with his camera and then resisted arrest.

There's just one problem with this story, told to the press by police: it's not true. The video above captured by a South China Morning Post reporter paints a very different picture.