RICHMOND, Va. — Eric Foster had just taken a photo that would later earn him over 1,000 likes on his Instagram account, thepreppyeric, when police shot the 23-year-old Black photographer in the leg with a tear gas canister.
It was Friday, May 29, the first night protesters in Richmond took to the streets in response to Minneapolis police killing George Floyd several days prior. Protesters rushed over to Foster to make sure he was OK, but he was too filled with adrenaline to care that he was hurt.
Foster was in his element. He works as a photographer, primarily taking