Getty Images photographer Scott Olson was arrested Monday night during protests in Ferguson.
Reporters on the scene captured photos and videos of his arrest. An Instagram video appears to show Olson as police tie the photographer’s hands behind his back.
“Media are required to be in a certain area,” Olson says in the video. He goes on to identify himself as a photographer with Getty Images.
Olson was released just before 10 p.m. ET, according to Getty Images VP Pancho Bernasconi on Twitter. According to Bernasconi, Olson said upon his release: “I want to be able to do my job as a member of the media and not be arrested for just doing my job.”
Getty confirmed the release in a statement Monday night. “Getty Images condemns Scott’s arrest and is committed to ensuring that he and our other photographer colleagues are able to report this important story,” Bernasconi said in the statement.
“We strongly object to his arrest and are committed to ensuring he is able to resume his important work of capturing some of the most iconic images of this news story,” Bernasconi said in an earlier statement Monday night.
Getty managed to capture several pictures of Olson being arrested, and identified him in their captions. Olson has been in Ferguson since early last week, and has taken some of the most memorable pictures of what has happened there since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer on Aug. 9.
Here are the most striking photos of Olson’s coverage from Ferguson.
This story was updated with report about Olson’s release.