Texas Tribune photojournalists on the front line: photography in a year of pandemic and unrest
Photojournalist Jordan Vonderhaar has used personal protective equipment and other gear while covering protests and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune
By Miguel Gutierrez Jr., John Jordan, Pu Ying Huang, Eddie Gaspar, Jordan Vonderhaar and Shelby Tauber, The Texas Tribune
As millions of Texans adapted to COVID-19 by working from home this year — including much of our staff — The Texas Tribune's photojournalists went out to document a world upended by the pandemic.
And this summer, the nation reached a tipping point on the issues of racial injustice and police brutality. Protests and demonstrations erupted across the country. Cities and towns in Texas and beyond saw thousands turn out into the streets.
Our photojournalists were there. Emotions were high, and the situations encountered by demonstrators and police — and reporters and photographers —were volatile and sometimes dangerous. And by then, COVID-19 was spreading rapidly across the country.
Festival ticket holders can watch the discussion on demand starting at 8 a.m. Sunday through Sept. 30, the end of the Festival. For our readers not attending the Festival, here’s a look at some of the work from these photojournalists who helped us tell the stories of 2020, a year like no other.