Making a choice was prompted by an exchange on social media.
Michael Bersin @MBersin
Replying to @cathysherwin
@KurtEricksonPD My favorite image of the year – June 22, 2018 – immigration protest in front of Rep. Kevin Yoder’s (r) district office in Overland Park, Kansas. #change #YearInReview
12:03 PM – 29 Dec 2018
F 4.5, 1/400, ISO 200, 180 mm – June was a busy month for public protest.
I had read online that there would be an immigration demonstration in front of Representative Kevin Yoder’s (r) district office in downtown Overland Park on the 22nd starting at 4:00 p.m. I arrived early, parked on the street at a nearby park, and walked to the district office. I had expected a handful of protesters. By the time the demonstration was at its peak there were over five hundred people picketing on the sidewalk. There were a few counter protesters, not more than a handful.
Usually protesters face the street with their signs. Early on I noted this individual with her back to the street. I took a series of images.
It was over four months to the general election, this was Johnson County, Kansas, and over five hundred people showed up. That’s when I realized Kevin Yoder’s (r) 2018 reelection campaign was in trouble.
Sharice Davids (D) is now the Representative-elect for the Third Congressional District of Kansas.
Protest imitates fashion (June 22, 2018)
Performance Art (June 22, 2018)
Somebody’s grandmother (June 22, 2018)