August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville. The Virginia Holocaust Museum is honored and privileged to exhibit There’s Just Us a photo series by Alec R. Hosterman who was there to document the protests over that weekend.
There’s Just Us represents the struggle Hosterman saw when communities fight hate and bigotry; of the collective voices that were brave enough to stand up against all odds. It aims to remind us that we are never alone in the struggle for diversity and inclusion. And that together, we can remember those voices who were silenced all too soon and make this world a better place to live.
About the Photographer
Alec R. Hosterman, is a professor and photographer living in Farmville, VA. During the day he is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Longwood University where he teaches courses in public relations, crisis communication, and visual communication. Prior to his move to Virginia in 2014, he was Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Communication Studies program at IU South Bend in Indiana where he taught courses in visual communication, cyberculture, comics, deception, and public relations.
Hosterman holds a Ph.D. in Technical Communication & Rhetoric from Texas Tech University, an M.A. in Speech Communication from Ball State University, and a B.A. in Communication from Aquinas College.