A Poughkeepsie native was one of the first on the scene to capture complete shots of the Black Lives Matter Mural in Albany.

Even though protests continue throughout New York and the United States, many Albany residents were surprised to wake up to the construction of a massive mural dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. A giant mural that reads "Black Lives Matter" in big yellow letters was painted down Lark Street in Albany just roughly one mile from New York's Capital Building.

The mural is paying homage to a similar statement made in Washington D.C. just last week. The mural was reportedly started in the morning of June 9 and finished at roughly 7:30PM on the same day.

Some of the earliest pictures taken of the completed project were photographed by Poughkeepsie native, Chris Famelette. Chris owns Red Shamrock productions and has been shooting video for 15 years, and living in Albany for 10 years.

“I’m very proud of Albany today, this means a ton to us all." - Chris Famelette

Check out some of the amazing pictures that were captured of the mural.

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