An image of a woman calmly standing her ground as police rush her during a protest against law enforcement in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday has many already calling the photo “iconic.”
The photo, taken by Jonathan Bachman of Reuters, has gone viral and is receiving major praise across the media landscape.
“I photographed someone arguing with an officer and then I looked over my shoulder and saw her there and she had every intention of not moving,” Bachman told BuzzFeed. “She just stood there and made her stand. I was just happy to be able to capture something like that.”
The woman’s name is Ieshia Evans, according to Daily Mail. Police detained her after she joined a group of demonstrators who were protesting after police shot and killed Alton Sterling last Tuesday, but has since been released, according to the site. The Daily Mail said the 35-year-old is a nurse from New York and was partaking in her first protest.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter.
— Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. (@kevinnadal) July 11, 2016
Anatomy of An Iconic Image: How this photograph of a protester in Baton Rouge could come to symboliz https://t.co/NhGLrx0vyX
— FIVE SEVEN MAGAZINE (@whoshotyaphotos) July 11, 2016
— Stephen George Rae (@StephenGeoRae) July 11, 2016
— Olga Mariela (@olgamcis) July 11, 2016
— David Campbell (@davidc7) July 11, 2016
Photo from Baton Rouge quickly becoming iconic image of protests https://t.co/xROvvUw1tV
— CBS4 Indy (@CBS4Indy) July 11, 2016
A new iconic image is born. Wonderful capture Jonathan Bachman https://t.co/R1S43aEMnm
— Joel Mason-Gaines (@JoelMGs) July 11, 2016
— Andrew Kueneman (@andrewkueneman) July 11, 2016
— Jim Rankin (@Jleerankin) July 11, 2016
— Nicole Bogart (@nlynnbogart) July 11, 2016
— Julie Laumann (@j_laumann) July 11, 2016
— Kerrance Alexandra (@KerryAlexandra) July 11, 2016
— Sally J. (@sally_j) July 11, 2016
Her name is Ieshia Evans.
That is not a lowercase L. Names matter.#IeshiaEvans
— Trip Kirkpatrick (@triplingual) July 11, 2016
#IeshiaEvans NBC News, Today Show producer interested in talking to you …
— Kipgtv (@Kipgtv) July 11, 2016
— KD (@PROstrengthWord) July 11, 2016