09/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NYT Photographer: Town Hall Crowds Gave "Nasty Remarks" When They Learned Where I Worked, Pushed My Colleague

I don't think we were necessarily warmly greeted as journalists covering the event. Especially a few times, once people found out I was working for The New York Times, I would get really kind of nasty remarks and these kind of things that were making assumptions that I myself or we as a newspaper had preconceived notions about them. Another photographer working for the times that day, a freelance photographer, Jessica Kourkounis, got pushed by an audience member once they realized she was working for The New York Times.

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