Chicago Tribune photojournalist Brian Cassella has spent the last two years visiting homicide scenes one day later after police tape is gone and residents live, work and play. More Chicagoans are shot and killed than there are days in the year, but there’s a lot going on in the neighborhoods around the violence. Cassella will discuss working on his award-winning photo column The Next Day in his Monday, September 12 presentation at this year’s 2016 APPM Conference in Philadelphia.
Brian Cassella joined the Chicago Tribune as a photojournalist in 2009. He covers news, sports and features including this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. For the last two years, he’s reported a series on Chicago communities living around gun violence the day after a homicide on their block. The Next Day series received runner-up honors for Pictures of the Year International’s Community Awareness Award and Best of Photojournalism’s Cliff Edom New America Award. A native of Baltimore, Brian previously worked for the Tampa Bay Times and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina.
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