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Photographer Discusses Charlottesville Unrest, Why He Feared For His Life

Alvin Jacobs of Charlotte took this photo last weekend in Charlottesville.
Alvin Jacobs
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Alvin Jacobs of Charlotte took this photo last weekend in Charlottesville.

WFAE's Marshall Terry interviews photographer Alvin Jacobs.

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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.

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Marshall came to WFAE after graduating from Appalachian State University, where he worked at the campus radio station and earned a degree in communication. Outside of radio, he loves listening to music and going to see bands - preferably in small, dingy clubs.
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