TIME dispatched photographer Ruddy Roye to Dallas from where he is posting on @TIME Instagram feed, documenting the community in the aftermath of a peaceful protest that turned violent on Thursday.
Roye’s photography often addresses suffering and injustices. “I use Instagram as a way of keeping sharp and current. It is my way of staying visible and having a voice in a community that pays little attention to stories tailored from the African Diaspora’s perspective,” Roye told TIME in a 2014 interview. The Jamaican-born photographer, who is based in Brooklyn, continued: “My Instagram feed is my way of talking about the issues that plague not just me but other members of my community.”
Five police officers were killed and seven others wounded on June 7 during what was a peaceful protest following the deaths of two black men who were killed by police in separate incidents in St. Paul, Minn., and Baton Rouge, La. The officers were targeted by a gunman, who was killed by a police robot. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the shooter told him he was “upset about the recent police shootings. The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”
Communities in St. Paul and Baton Rouge mourned the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling who were killed by police officers within a day of each other as protests sprang up nationwide to condemn police violence .