One photo from each month of 2017 (not including photos of protests, which are in a separate post)
One photo from each month of 2016. I chose these not because they were my “best” photos of the year, or the most meaningful (that would be my photos of protests and rallies, which really belong in sets), but just photos that I like for various quirky reasons.
On the second day of the DNC, I went up to Philadelphia to see the action surrounding the Convention. Here’s what I saw:
Bernie Sanders rally
There was a large Bernie Sanders rally at Thomas Paine Plaza, across the street from City Hall, which went on for most of the day.
Around the city
There were vendors around the Center City convention center (a satellite location for the Convention), and painted donkeys for each state located around the city.
City Hall rally
A rally that started at City Hall eventually marched down to FDR Park. The sponsor of the rally was Shut Down the DNC, later joined by Black Lives Matter and Flint Lives Matter, and a few Frank Underwood supporters.
There was a large sprawling crowd at FDR Park, mainly Bernie supporters but with other issues mixed in. Some of the protestors went up to the barricade fence trying to get the delegates to see their signs on the way to the Convention. Other protestors were using art for protest.
Recently I’ve being going to some meetups which combine cosplay and photography. It’s been a fun challenge to learn how to photograph cosplayers in ways that bring out their characters. Here are photos from a shoot in the Library of Congress with Anastasia and her father Tsar Nicholas and Elsa from Frozen, and then Resident Evil on the grounds of the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin.