Untitled | Photograph by Michael Dunn (@michaeldunca)
"A police shield is covered in eggs and paint after a massive political demonstration when Evo Morales confirmed his candidacy for re-election in spite of the referendum that took place in 2017 which banned him from doing so," writes #YourShotPhotographer Michael Dunn. This photo was selected for the May 17, 2019 edition of our Photos of the Week series.
“Many photos we see at National Geographic are not so beautiful, but capture a moment in a unique way. I saw that in the photo of a political demonstration in La Paz, Bolivia. After decades covering the news, I thought I had seen pictures of every kind of unrest, often from the vantage point of the protesters. This photo centered on the hand of the police officer, outstretched behind his egg- and paint-splattered shield; we’re reminded of his humanity, though we cannot see his face. I don’t think I’ve seen a photograph like this before.” — @natgeo Partners Editorial Director and National Geographic Magazine Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg (@susanbgoldberg)