Photographer Scott Brauer has turned his camera and blinding flash, a kind of exaggerated paparazzi-esque style he’s honed over the past year, toward the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions.
Brauer photographed the Republican National Convention in Cleveland for the Mother Jones Instagram account (@motherjonesmag). Below is a gallery of some of our favorite images. Follow along to see what Brauer captures at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week.
This body of work is part of Bauer’s project, “This Is the Worst Party I’ve Ever Been To” which gives a wry, insider’s look at campaigning for president. The Boston-based photographer offers viewers revealing glimpses of staff, supporters, media, and other machinations of the campaign process we don’t often see. He takes a step back to include the periphery of what’s going on as other photographers shoot pictures of politicians and protesters, offering fascinating insight into the banality of what’s really going.
Updated with images from the final night of the convention.
Below are photos from the days leading up to Trump’s acceptance speech on the fourth night of the Republican National Convention.