Emmy Award-winning journalist and photographer Amber Lyon has covered upheavals from the Middle East to North Africa, but it wasn't until the former CNN correspondent headed to Anaheim in the midst of the July 24, 2012 riots that she found herself caught in the crossfire.
Taking refuge between U-Haul trucks as a skirmish line advanced, she evaded the less-than-lethal projectiles shot in her direction. Lyon finally yelled "Press!" to which a policeman asked "Don't you know how to cover a riot?" Her stunning photographs of that troubled summer in Peace, Love and Pepper Spray offer a resounding "yes" in the journalist's new book.More »