This photographer spent the year since Charlottesville documenting white supremacists

Source: Time

Charlottesville, Va., blew up a year ago, the tiki torch march illuminating the night skies of Aug. 11, 2017 and street confrontations ending in death the next day. But six weeks before all that, the white supremacist Richard Spencer stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and was roundly ignored. “There has been an awakening,” Spencer insisted to the cameras assembled around him and the occasional passerby who paused only a moment or two before moving along.

Rival groups fight using rocks and pepper spray after far-right protesters converged to demonstrate against a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate war hero in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 12, 2017.
Rival groups fight using rocks and pepper spray after far-right protesters converged to demonstrate against a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate war hero in Charlottesville, Va. on Aug. 12, 2017.
Mark Peterson—Redux
Mr. and Mrs. McDonald pose with a Confederate flag in their hotel room while attending the American Freedom Party and Council of Conservative Citizens conference in Nashville, a conference attended by white nationalist supporters and white supremacists, on June 16, 2018.
Mr. and Mrs. McDonald pose with a Confederate flag in their hotel room while attending the American Freedom Party and Council of Conservative Citizens conference in Nashville, a conference attended by white nationalist supporters and white supremacists, on June 16, 2018.
Mark Peterson—Redux

1 reply

  1. I really appreciate the work of Mark Peterson. His style is so independent, immediately recognize-able. He is likely one of the most important documentary photographers working today.

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