Friends and creative partners Louis Carr and Sterling Scott, both Southern California natives, have published their second book of photography titled, ‘I Can’t Breathe.’ Currently on pre-sale through October 10th, 2020, for $80.
‘I Can’t Breathe’ is a photographic account spanning seven years from Trayvon Martin to current day Breonna Taylor. Carr and Scott embedded themselves into the movement for Black freedom and liberation, throughout the Los Angeles area. Through their lenses these two proud Black Angelinos documented real life accounts of protests, police violence and public engagement.
From a mother crying holding the ashes of her son, police with batons and rifles pointed at unarmed protesters and a haunting image of a mother with hands raised at the Hall of Justice, demanding answers for the murder of her son, to somber moments of solidarity and peaceful memorials and beautiful moments of Black joy, celebration and life, Carr and Scott used their gifts and talents to magically weave a powerful and visual presentation of storytelling.
About The Authors
Louis Carr is a native born and raised in beautiful Santa Monica. He is the product of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and a graduate of the University of Southern California, (USC) with a Double Masters degree in Criminal and Child Psychology with a concentration on Behavioral Analysis. Carr is an activist and a constant student of photography who believes strongly in the power of storytelling. This award winning photographer has published seven books (two of which have been co-authored), photographed eight magazine covers, over 300 red carpets, and has had work featured in several magazines, newspapers, on television and has also been featured in several local and 2 international photography exhibitions. Often called a social justice photographer, Carr has taken his 13-year work of visual storytelling through his organization, to the national stage to present at SYNChronicity, a scientific conference in Washington DC. From lecturing at colleges and universities, running a mentoring program for 24 Black man, to the creation of his organization Project KengiKat in 2007 when he experienced 29 months of homelessness, Carr is a highly regarded creative, leader, organizer and photographer.
Sterling Scott, raised in Los Angeles, is a product of Paraclete, a private a Roman Catholic college preparatory high school, and a graduate of University of California, Santa Cruz, graduating with a degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. Upon returning home to Los Angeles, he set out to become a doctor in order to help and give back to people. During his journey, he picked up photography, which he found to be vital to giving back to his community, through documenting and telling stories, ensuring that individuals have their voices heard. As a model Mr. Scott has been featured in local and international photo exhibitions. As a photographer his work has recognized by Aging As Art, earning him exhibition space at the John Wayne Airport, The Bowers Museum and Newport Beach Library. Additionally, he’s a featured artist for an upcoming exhibition at Trade Alley Art in Hickory North Carolina. He’s also the documenting photographer for an upcoming documentary on Jefferson Tot Goodwin, a decorated Master of Foxhounds.
Together Scott and Carr, have over 35 years’ experience working with underserved communities, local and national non-profits. Currently serving as the official photographers for the Black Alumni Association of USC and documenting photographers for the Black Aids Institute, these two Black men from two very different generations have not just published two photography books together, but are the founders of SC Visualz, a brand that focuses on Community Life and Style of the Black community through storytelling and exceptional photography.
‘I Can’t Breathe’ is available for purchase in the Bay Area at the Bay Tree Bookstore and through their website, www.scvisualz.com. Fo