TIME Instagram photographer of the year Ruddy Roye looks at black America through his Leica




Photographer Ruddy Roye is TIME Magazine’s Instagram Photographer of 2016. Roye’s photojournalism and documentary photography has centered on the modern struggles of black people in America and he considers his work to be activism. He describes himself as a “photographer with a conscience” on his Instagram profile.

Roye’s Instagram profile has over 4,000 posts, many of which are portraits. His motivation for starting his Instagram profile was to “open my veins. I felt like I was hurting and I wanted to talk about my hurt,” he…

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