Carla Cioffi is a photographer working across multiple genres. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Sicilian immigrant father and an American mother. Through her mother's lineage, she is a member of the Cherokee Nation. As a...
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Aug 12, 2018
Te Vero of Virginia is seen drumming on the front line of the counter protestors against the Unite the Right 2 rally in Washington, DC on Sunday, August 12, 2018. One year ago Unite the Right held a deadly rally in Charlottesville, VA where a young woman, Heather Heyer, was killed and scores were injured. During a lull in the march to the White House from Freedom Plaza I asked Mr. Vero for a statement, which he did not offer one in that moment. He called me later and left me a voicemail saying the following: “You wanted a statement. Sorry, I was putting out medicine. Drumming out is medicine, putting out vibrations, making sure we can push out the hate by playing love. That’s what I was concentrating on. In words, what we were doing was we were holding space for Heather Heyer and all the victims who suffered from all the Nazis bashing people’s heads last year in Charlottesville. And we were not going to let that pass on the anniversary here in Washington, DC. We were going to hold that space with love and we were going to push out all the vibrations for good energy and love with our music and with our medicine for championing against hate. Thank you for being out there today. You too have medicine also for doing your photojournalism.”