Veepstakes

Four years ago I surprisingly shot both VP candidate announcements. The first one in Springfield, Illinois was so hot my friend and fellow photographer Kamil fell was struck with heat exhaustion… a far warmer day then when Obama’s announced he was running for the office 18 months earlier. That day was in the so cold, I got frost bite in my finger tips.

Mourners including Amardeep Kaleka (C), who's father Temple President Satwant Kaleka was killed, cry outside the scene of a mass shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, August 6, 2012. A gunman killed six people and critically wounded three at a Sikh temple on Sunday before police shot him dead in an attack authorities are treating as an act of domestic terrorism. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)

Sikh temple gunman linked to racist group

Yesterday was a very long work day for me in Wisconsin covering the horrible Sikh Temple murders. The assignment was made a lot easier thanks to the kindness of the Sikh community. They all seem very glad were here… which almost never seems to happen in these situations. Covering this assignment has been quite interesting. Last night at a Sikh Temple all of the photographers were having to feel their way, trying not to culturally offend our subjects by making missteps based on our unfamiliarity with the Sikh religion.