Photo Exhibit of Charlottesville Protest Images Opens at Virginia Holocaust Museum

This August 11-12 will mark the five-year anniversary of the tragic Unite the Right rally that shook up the college town of Charlottesville and the entire country. You can bet you’ll be seeing plenty of articles marking the anniversary in what’s left of local media outlets next month.

Already this week there is a photo exhibit returning to the Virginia Holocaust Museum titled “There’s Just Us” by Farmville photographer Alec R. Hosterman, who was in Charlottesville that deadly weekend to document the protests. The exhibit will be on display at the museum from July 18 to Dec. 30, 2022.

According to a release, “‘There’s Just Us’ represents the violent clashes Hosterman saw when communities fight hate and bigotry as well as the collective voices that were brave enough to stand up against all odds.”

“The Virginia Holocaust Museum was honored to host this exhibit in 2018 for the one-year anniversary and it’s a privilege to host this powerful retrospective again in 2022,” said Samuel Asher, Executive Director of the VHM. “It aims to remind us that the struggle for diversity and inclusion in our communities still continues, but we are never alone. Together, we can remember those voices who were silenced all too soon and resolve to make this world a better place to live.”

Hosterman is a professor and photographer who lives in Farmville. He is associate professor of communication studies at Longwood University where “he teaches courses in public relations, social media technologies, and deception and lying.”


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