I have been wanting to photograph Donald Trump rally for a while now. So when I found out that he was coming to Macon, about an hour and a half south of Atlanta, I pitched it to The New York Times. They said they wanted coverage, and I was one happy photographer. Sure, I wanted to photograph Trump himself … but like many things, the real story lies on the periphery. And that’s what I really wanted — the people, the colors, the personalities that come to life for an event like this.
What I didn’t know going into this assignment is how much news Trump would be generating in the days following the rally. The Times used my photos in several articles, both online and in print, and even got an image on page A1 Sunday edition :-) (screenshots and tearsheets below). The rally, on November 30, was held at the Macon Centreplex Coliseum.