For months, the image stayed in her phone. Laura Schatzman didn’t know what to do with it, but she knew it was special — a crowd of hands reaching toward blue sky, framed by St. Louis’ Gateway Arch.
She saw it, got chills, and it stayed in her phone.
Schatzman, a landscape and urban designer, went to a prayer and service event at Central Reform Congregation the night after the grand jury ruled not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Mike Brown. They prayed and made goodie bags for kids at Ferguson’s library, and Schatzman met a professional photographer.
“I’ve had this buried deep for months now,” she told him, “I just don’t know what to do with it,” and she showed him the image she took with her iPhone at an Aug. 14 National Moment of Silence Event at the Arch. Read more