Ferguson through the camera lens

Keith Lovett (left), Melik Smith, Victoria Smith, Linda Smith and Antonio McDonald (right) hold candles during a gathering of people at the QuikTrip in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
(Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com)

News photographers were among the many journalists who faced dangerous situations as they documented the scene in Ferguson in the aftermath of the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a police officer there and the unrest that followed.

Several of those photographers will discuss the pictures they shot and the turmoil they witnessed. Among those whose work will be featured are St. Louis Post-Dispatch staff photographers Robert Cohen and J.B. Forbes, St. Louis American freelancer Lawrence Bryant, and Whitney Curtis who was on assignment in Ferguson for The New York Times.

Their presentation will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Lee Auditorium on the lower level of the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard in Forest Park. The event is free of charge and is co-sponsored by the museum and the St. Louis Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Following the presentation, guests and the audience are invited to an after-forum gathering at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. in The Grove neighborhood, 4465 Manchester Avenue.

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