Photographers Are Gearing Up for the Republican Convention Like It’s War

This week, America’s potpourri of turmoil will coalesce in Cleveland as groups from around the country come to support or protest the Republican National Convention. Or more accurately, they’ve come here because of Donald Trump, the demigod of modern American disarray.

‘Political protests have always been dangerous. But now is more dangerous than ever.’

Capturing these confrontations will be the nation’s corps of photo and video journalists. And many of them are packing protective gear—kevlar vests, helmets, gas masks—stuff that usually stays in the closet unless their assignment is a war zone.

Great article from Wired about the precautions that photographers are taking when preparing to photograph this years Republican Convention in Cleveland.