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VHM to host photo exhibit of images from Charlottesville protests

During the opening night of the first “There’s Just Us” exhibit at the Virginia Holocaust Museum on Aug. 2, 2018, Alec Hosterman points out one of his favorite photos of a woman counter-protester at the 2017 Unite the Right rally. JCFR photo

August 11-12, 2022. marks the five-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville.

To recognize this milestone, the Virginia Holocaust Museum  will host There’s Just Us, a photo exhibit by Alec R. Hosterman who was in Charlottesville to document the protests over that historic and deadly weekend.

The exhibit will be on display from July 18-Dec. 30, 2022.

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.”

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.

About the Virginia Holocaust Museum

The Virginia Holocaust Museum plays a unique role in preserving and documenting the Holocaust in our community, and across the Commonwealth.

Through our permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits, educational programming, and outreach, the Museum employs the history of the Holocaust and other genocides to educate and inspire future generations to fight racism, bigotry, and prejudice.

Located at 2000 E. Cary Street in Richmond’s historic Shockoe Bottom, the Virginia Holocaust Museum is free and open to the public.

Hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free off-street parking is directly across from the Museum on Cary Street.

For more information, visit vaholocaust.org or connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.