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Michael Nigro is a leading photojournalist for Truthdig, known for his reporting from deep within major events. He was “on the ground” for the website at the infamous protest in Charlottesville, Va., when… Read more

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Revisiting the Horror of Charlottesville 2017
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On the eve of the first anniversary of the deadly violence in Virginia, and a day before a new white nationalist rally in Washington, D.C., Truthdig is reposting Michael Nigro's acclaimed photo essay of the 2017 demonstration. He was the first person struck by an automobile driven into the crowd there.

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Michael Nigro is a leading photojournalist for Truthdig, known for his reporting from deep within major events. He was “on the ground” for the website at the infamous protest in Charlottesville, Va., when a demonstrator was fatally struck by an automobile allegedly driven by a white supremacist; at the massive gun-control demonstration held in the wake of the high school massacre in Parkland, Fla.; at the historic Women’s March on Washington; at the water protectors’ encampment at Standing Rock; and at the Republican and Democratic conventions during the last presidential campaign.

Nigro, based in Brooklyn, is also an award-winning filmmaker, Emmy-nominated writer-director and social justice activist.

His career as a photojournalist began during Occupy Wall Street, and later he was recognized with an Art & Activism Photography Prize by the Theo Westenberger Estates. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the British D&AD International Photography Award.

He currently is working on a documentary about 29 maximum-security prisoners who penned a play under the tutelage of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges.

You can follow Michael Nigro on Instagram or on Twitter: @nigrotime.

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