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Local Photographer Documents Edges Of Political Conventions

A boy carried a Black Lives Matter poster while playing in the fountain outside the Republican National Convention.
A boy carried a Black Lives Matter poster while playing in the fountain outside the Republican National Convention.
Credit Dustin Chambers
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Over two weeks in July, we heard speeches from politicians, celebrities and citizens at the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

But what about outside the convention walls?

Dustin Chambers, a photographer in Atlanta who works for local and national publications,  just returned from photographing both conventions. Without credentials to go inside, he focused on the action outside, attempting to capture the human side of the zeal in this election cycle.

“A lot of people at these conventions are there to be photographed, so my challenge is to try to capture them between their show,” said Chambers. “Once people get so loud, they become icons a little more than humans, but I want to capture the humanity.”

You can see more photos from the conventions on Chambers’ Instagram account

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