NOTE: The image titles used in this section derive from
their original "exhibition" in a Push Pin show done
at the Atlanta Photography Gallery during the Convention itself,
and a later juried exhibition of that work at the Atlanta Chamber
"Harley Davidson: Official Sponsor of the 1988 DNC"
Well, maybe it just seemed that way, as the Atlanta
PD shows here in their precision parking drill.
At times, the convention seemed neatly divided, at
least visually. Those who made the policies, and those affected
About 10p.m. the night of the nomination, the fire
marshall closed the door to any more people. About a thousand
people, including many "dignitaries" were caught outside.
Among them was Willard Scott. He started egging the crowd on;
"Are y'all mad?", "YEAH", "Want to know
what to do about it?" "YEAH", "Vote Republican!"
"The Ticket Looks Smug"
It's easy to forget, given what we now know. But at
the time this picture was taken, the Dukakis-Bentsen ticket led
George Bush by almost 20 points in the polls in August 1988. It's
amazing what a few months and one Abrams tank can do.
"So Proud of her Father"
In this moment during the first moments
after Dukakis' acceptance speech, everyone on stage seems off
in their own moment of celebration. With one exception.
"The Future of the Party?"
At 1 a.m., this child seemed to have considerably
more energy than her dad. I hope that bodes well for the future.