Photographer Shmuel Thaler joins host Brad Kava to talk about the new book that he created with fellow photographer Kevin Painchaud, 2020 Hindsight. These two photographers seemed to be everywhere in the county last year, documenting our community’s fight against Covid-19, wildfires, and the resulting tragedies that continue to challenge us. The photographers talk about their work, the community, and why they published this special book.
2020 Hindsight takes a look back at the tumultuous year of 2020 with nearly 100 full-color pages that explore through photography and words Santa Cruz County’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice, wildfires, democracy and community. The story of 2020 is told through the eyes of noted local photojournalists Shmuel Thaler and Kevin Painchaud, with analysis and essays by local writers and leaders including Wallace Baine, Gail Pellerin, Dr. Misty Navarro, Jacob Martinez, Rachel Anne Goodman, George Ow, Jr., and many more.
Purchase the book online or at Bookshop Santa Cruz.