Left In Focus (LIF) uses photography, multi-media and organizing to document social movements, generate cultural resistance, and collaboratively increase the capacity of communities to tell their own stories in creative ways.


Left In Focus was founded in 2012 by photographer and organizer Bryan MacCormack. LIF’s first project worked with the Jenin Freedom Theatre to document their Freedom Bus Ride through the Occupied West Bank, Palestine. In the years following, LIF primarily concentrated on labor movement communications and photojournalism with Black Lives Matter, Fight for $15 and A Union, US-Mexico Border Solidarity, and Palestinian Liberation.

In 2015, LIF began shifting from solely documenting social movements to a model focusing on collaboratively creating media for movement building. Since then, LIF has begun developing a collective of photographers and media makers to further its’ work.

LIF photos have appeared in Alternet.org, ElectronicIntifada.net, Colorlines.com, WagingNonviolence.org, Mondoweiss.net, and PopularResistance.org, among other outlets.

LIF has collaborated with: The Jenin Freedom Theatre, No More Deaths, Fight For $15, Students for Justice in Palestine, Community Change, Akicita Teca, Kites Nest, Oglala Youth And Tribal Entertainment Media Network (OYATE), We The People of Detroit, The People’s Water Board, City Life Vida Urbana, Jewish Voice For Peace, Unite Here!, Services Employees International Union, Adjunct Action, Faculty Forward, The illuminator, Allied Media Conference, International Workers of the World, United Students Against Sweatshops, and others.