Julie Dermansky

Earlier this week, after Baton Rouge, Louisiana police shot and killed Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, outside the Triple S Food Mart—where Sterling regularly sold music CDs—people took to the streets of Baton Rouge to hold vigils, remember Sterling's life, and protest police violence.

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Photographer Julie Dermansky was in Baton Rouge on Wednesday, at a vigil for Sterling the day after his killing, and the images she captured are powerful portraits of what is now a tragically common scene—people gathered at the scene of a police killing of a black person, crying out for justice.

She shared these images with Fusion:

Terry Boatner, 9 years old, at a protest in Baton Rouge after a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
People at a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, in front of a mural by Jo Hines spray of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
A vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
People at a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
An attendee at a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
People protest after a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
People protest after a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
People protest after a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
Painting by Langston Allston, a New Orleans artist, of one of the mourners he painted during a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
People at a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, in front of a mural by Jo Hines of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
Jalessia Franklin at a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
People at a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
People protest after a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Julie Dermansky
People at a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016..
Julie Dermansky
LSU students protest after a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
People protest after a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky
Baton Rouge residents Lawanda Knighten, Jacoria Young (9), and Semaja Knighten (12) protest after a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Julie Dermansky

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