Favorite Photo of The Week 11/7


This is a photo I made during the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008. I think this is a photo that everyone made that day. How could you not? It was a photo that really made sense after nearly a week of covering the protests, parties and presentations. A typical Colorado fall sunset. There is a great contrast of ideas going on in this image. On one hand you have the beautiful, organic clouds and sunset and on the other hand you have the sterile, hard industrial shapes of police in riot gear. Out of all of the days that I covered protests this was the day that I thought I was going to get maced. It never happened and the next night Barack Obama took the stage in front of more than 80,000 people to accept the nomination. It was a great experience and I learned a lot working with many great photojournalists.

2 thoughts on “Favorite Photo of The Week 11/7

  1. Great picture. One look at the sky and I thought “this has to be in Denver”. It’s so indicative of our sunset.

    I’m really happy you didn’t get maced.

    1. I’m happy I didn’t get maced either. I found out from a friend who did get maced, that it will wash off your skin really easy compared to what you have to do to clean off your cameras.

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