14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A fanatical religious group clashes with protesters at the Republican National Convention. This was the last day of the convention and at this point, I had heard every hateful thing this particular group was saying over and over again, and so had the crowd. Then all of a sudden, the crowd (protesters, media and spectators alike) starts yelling “boring, boring” at them, which was a welcome break in the tension of everything that had been going on for the last four days.
This is an image from my ongoing series, Drunk on Trump, an outsider's view on the Trump phenomenon in the U.S. I shot them in my usual style of multi-frame exposures on film, with no manipulation in post, adding to the sentiment that this is a confusing dream we’re all just trying to make sense of.
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||The American Experience
||Nov. 29, 2016, 9:45 p.m.