Tyler Atkins posted the two images of himself, above, to protest the media's portrayal of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Like the other young men below, Atkins used the hashtag #iftheygunnedmedown.
The pictures are a powerful reminder of how stereotypes affect everyone's views of black men. The public response to black men who are victims of a crime can be totally altered by choosing to post one image over another.
Below left is the image of Michael Brown originally used by the media. The image on the right is the one they later started using: