Waukesha photographer documenting Ferguson turmoil

CREATED Aug 15, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - Abe Van Dyke felt a strong urge to bear witness to what was happening in Ferguson, Mo., so he packed up his cameras and drove about six hours south to capture a city in turmoil.

"I knew there was a side of that story that wasn't being seen," Van Dyke said Friday evening in an Skype interview.
 
Van Dyke has set up his mobile photo desk in the same McDonalds where two reporters were taken into custody Wednesday. He and his photos tell us the scene is now much different.
 
"On Wednesday it was more turmoil. People were very upset and emotions were running very high," he said.
 
"Today and yesterday has been completely different. You have a parade of cars going up and down Florissant Ave. with people riding on top of their cars and honking their horns."