This is a special crossover episode of the Visu.News and Around the Lens podcasts. We’re recording this on the third anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville that ended in the death of Heather Heyer and severe injuries to dozens more.
I’m here with a handful of photojournalists who were there that day discussing what has and hasn’t changed since then. Our conversation starts with the tiki torch march then on to the next day – the Unite the Right rally, August 12th. We then drift into chatting about how covering the far right has changed and discussing some of the new risks of working as a photojournalist covering protest.
I apologize that I did not have each person do a proper intro of themselves, so I will list who is on the call in the order in which they spoke. You can find their socials and websites in the show notes.
Sandi Bachom is a freelance video journalist based in New York City with Getty and NowThisNews (Sandibachom.com). You can find her on Twitter and Instagram.