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Photographer Discusses Charlottesville Unrest, Why He Feared For His Life

Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. To Speak No Evil © All Rights Reserved 2017 tospeaknoevil.com
Alvin Jacobs of Charlotte took this photo last weekend in Charlottesville.
Alvin Jacobs
Credit Marshall Terry / WFAE
Alvin Jacobs

Photographer Alvin Jacobs of Charlotte does what you’d expect a photographer to do: Lots of personal portraits and fashion photography are in his portfolio.

And then, he has a passion project. He travels to cities with social unrest. He’s captured protests in places like Ferguson, Baltimore, Charlotte. Last weekend, it was Charlottesville.

Jacobs, who is African-American, said it was the first time he feared for his life while on a job. He spoke to WFAE's Marshall Terry about what he experienced.