Shot for CITY's primary elections coverage, 2009.
This was the second time I photographed Van. The first was my very first portrait assignment for CITY, and I was nervous as all get out. The shoot ended up going very well, though, as Van was extremely nice and has an awesome office full of all sorts of historic artifacts from the Rochester civil rights movement. Returning to shoot him a year later, for his push for re-election to the Rochester City School Board, he was just as nice and smart as he was the first time, and I couldn't be happier that his campaign was successful.
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Work for CITY 2009