I spent most of Election Day, day November 8, 2016, driving around to polling locations in St. Louis. Generally, people were in a celebratory mood. Everyone I asked to photograph said yes. When I got home, I stayed up until 12:30am watching election results. All the positive feelings I had were gone by the time I turned off the TV. As far as I can tell, the system worked. Everyone, except Trump’s team, underestimated a large and angry part of this country. The only thing we can do at this point is not become them. The ugly things we as a country covered in a blanket and have been trying to ignore were given a spotlight and validation. We are going to have to confront all of it. Maybe that’s a good thing. We need to channel the frustration and anger into positive and vocal counterpoint.
I’ve posted these before on Instagram and Tumblr, but here they are again in B&W. A couple of my favorite recent photos of Selby.