Photographer M. Scott Brauer is covering the Democratic National Convention for Mother Jones’ Instagram account. Brauer, who has a kind of exaggerated paparazzi-like style, also snapped photos at Donald Trump’s bizarre Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which concluded July 21.
The Democratic convention in Philadelphia has presented special challenges, Brauer said. Logistics, crowding, and rainy weather have made the event more difficult than the Republican convention for him and other journalists to cover, he added.
Using a harsh, direct flash—a style Brauer has been using throughout his coverage of the presidential campaign over the past year—he photographed protesters on the streets as well as delegates, media, speakers, and staffers on the convention floor. Here are some of our favorite photos from Brauer’s time at the DNC.
Updated 7/29/2016 with images from the final night of the convention.
The images below are from the days leading up to the final night of the DNC.