Covering Court from the Outside

Over at The New York Times’ Lens blog, Kim Severson gives us a glimpse into what covering the John Edwards trial in North Carolina was like.

And it wasn’t pretty – no cameras were allowed during the six-week long trial, so the media had to set up camp outside the courthouse and wait.

I have done the so-called “perp walk” many times, but I probably spent way more hours inside courtrooms than outside. It was luck that let me spend my visual years shooting in states that had strong cameras-in-the-courts policies – so, thanks New York and Massachusetts.