Photographer Discusses Charlottesville Unrest, Why He Feared For His Life

Aug 15, 2017

Alvin Jacobs
Credit Marshall Terry / WFAE

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.