Behind the Lens Next to Bernie: Bryan Giardinelli

Bryan Giardinelli, the former campaign photographer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. Photo courtesy to Giardinelli’s Facebook.

In April 2019, I attended a Bernie Sanders rally in Pittsburgh so that I could write an article and shoot photos for my university’s newspaper. An aide granted my pre-rally request and took me to the backstage tent in Schenley Plaza to interview San Juan, Puerto Rico mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto. During the rally itself I stood in the media section amidst a small sea of tripods as clouds parted away the…