Photography: Victory in Times Square 11/7/20

Photography: Victory in Times Square 11/7/20

After the historic announcement that Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris defeated President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, Americans in major cities hit the streets and celebrated in a way that most of us have never seen before for any presidential election — or anything else, really.

Yesterday afternoon, I made a trip to Times Square to check out the scene, and to me it felt like an ebullient mix of New Year’s Eve and the end of World War 2. And it was absolutely spontaneous!

There were plenty of awe-inspiring moments — most of them, I photographed but I want to tell you about one I didn’t photograph: I was walking south on Broadway, when I came across a little Black girl and her mom, who were talking north. The girl looked like she was a first grader, so we’re she was maybe six or seven years old or so. In her right hand, she was holding a cut out of Senator Harris’ face. I just felt a profound sense of awe, pride and hope — for all of us. Maybe one day that little Black girl could be a governor, senator or even President.

Check out some photos from a joyous and utterly amazing afternoon and evening below.

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Caption: This one is probably one of my favorite pictures of the entire day. For the first time in four years, there feels like hope for him.
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For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmS2rD8V