Saturday, April 7, 2012
So this is what a socialist looks like...
"Hey Jeff, this is Gerry from the Dallas Morning News. How would you like to photograph a couple of socialists in Rowlett tomorrow?"
This is why I enjoy daily photojournalism so much. You just never know. It was very interesting listening in on the conversation between columnist Steve Blow and these two local socialist leaders. And I even got to follow up with some friendly conversation with Alex Mendoza, the guy on the right, as we were packing it up. I bet I'm the only person I know who has had a one-on-one conversation about politics and worldview with an actual vice-presidential candidate.
It was a little hard to try to visually represent socialism in a suburban home, but that challenge was just another thing that made me enjoy this assignment.