Pro-Israel rally and counter demonstration

In the wake of Israel’s war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, a pro-Israeli organization known as Americans Against Terrorism held a rally in support of Israel on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver. The theme of the rally was “Support Israel’s right to self-defense against Gaza.” According to Americans Against Terrorism, they are conducting the rally to counter recent protests in support of Hamas. They also wish to call attention to national and world leaders. The initial call for the rally was endorsed by churches and synagogues. The event took place on 01/11/09 in the afternoon.

Covering a PETA protest

This particular protest took place in front of Marks-Lloyds Furs in Denver Colorado. the space was limited in terms of where I could stand and take photos because it was a 1 way street. But I think I got some decent photos. The event took place on 12/27/2008

Anti Prop 8 Protest

Getting started in Backpack Journalism

A backpack journalist is a person who takes his/her camera to a news event and uses it to document the events that take place. As opposed to taking a pen and notepad to document the events. For me, the best way to get started in backpack journalism is to get on the email list of left wing political groups. The reason for this is because left wing groups are more likely to hold protests.  One rule to follow for political protests is to leave your political beliefs at the door when you take your photographs and videos.