Jeffry Konczal
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Inauguration / Women's March

Inauguration / Women's March

I wanted to capture both the Inauguration of Donald Trump and the following Women's March on Washington January 19th & 20th. I was interested in seeing both sides, regardless of where my own personal views stand.  Supporters of Trump showed both enthusiasm and skepticism when asked about what they wanted to see happen during his first year as president.  This was the basic question I asked everyone I photographed.  Some people quoted the campaign rhetoric, and others shared why they voted, what they wanted, and what they were cautious about.

 
People gather on the National Mall Jan 19th, 2017 for the Inaguration of Donald Trump.

People gather on the National Mall Jan 19th, 2017 for the Inaguration of Donald Trump.

Ryan Gaston of Atlanta, Georgia said concerning the Health Care Law (ACA) "I don't want to see him abolish it completely".  Ryan was joins on the National Mall with his wife and two children Clara (10 months) pictured and Fiona (2 years old).

Ryan Gaston of Atlanta, Georgia said concerning the Health Care Law (ACA) "I don't want to see him abolish it completely".  Ryan was joins on the National Mall with his wife and two children Clara (10 months) pictured and Fiona (2 years old).

Adam Beach, 21, of Tennessee said he wanted Trump to "legalize weed".

Adam Beach, 21, of Tennessee said he wanted Trump to "legalize weed".

Aaron Payne (center-left) of Tampa, Flordia said he was "trying to be optimistic about it" 

Aaron Payne (center-left) of Tampa, Flordia said he was "trying to be optimistic about it" 

Blake Bentley of Los Angeles, California - " I didn't even vote for Trump... I came with my best friend, we don't see eye to eye on things, but we can agree on a peaceful transition"

Blake Bentley of Los Angeles, California - " I didn't even vote for Trump... I came with my best friend, we don't see eye to eye on things, but we can agree on a peaceful transition"

Mike Lockwood of Huston, Texas - "for once we have a business man who can run the country like a business"

Mike Lockwood of Huston, Texas - "for once we have a business man who can run the country like a business"


The Women's March on Washington I wanted to capture the mood and faces of the protest.  

Fist clenched, hearts soaring - People gather on the national mall during the Women's March on Washington.  

Fist clenched, hearts soaring - People gather on the national mall during the Women's March on Washington.  

Jenny O'Neil holds her son, Benjamin, 5, on her shoulders as they make there way past the Capital building to the rally.

Jenny O'Neil holds her son, Benjamin, 5, on her shoulders as they make there way past the Capital building to the rally.

Nico Schumacher, 11, of New Jersey.

Nico Schumacher, 11, of New Jersey.

Listening to speakers during the rally.

Listening to speakers during the rally.

Mey Bun of New York

Mey Bun of New York