Black photographers explain why Black photographers will always matter when it comes to telling Black stories and capturing the Black experience.

JD Barnes is a renowned fashion photographer whose work has been featured in outlets like Essence and Harper’s Bazaar (and spotlighted in Cassius' Young Icons feature). But in the spring and summer of 2020, with the rising unrest spawned by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, he trained his lens on Black Lives Matter protests throughout the nation.