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Friday, August 12 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Chasing Political Candidates: Photographing Beyond the Expected

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The 2016 election is in full gear, and political candidates have been traversing across the country rallying their supporters. What is it like covering the presidential election from a photojournalist's perspective? How do you stand out among the competition when the usual settings are so expected (podium, in front of a crowd, kissing a baby, etc.)?

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Maya Sugarman

Photo/Video Journalist, KPCC
Maya Sugarman is a visual journalist at KPCC, a National Public Radio affiliate in Los Angeles. Maya makes photos, videos and motion graphics for KPCC’s website and social platforms.

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Isaac Brekken

Photographer, Isaac Brekken Photography
Isaac Brekken has worked as a freelance photographer based in Las Vegas since 2004. After Nevada began its “First in the West” presidential caucuses, Brekken covered the candidates on the campaign trail working primarily for The New York Times. Brekken also works regularly... Read More →
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M. Scott Mahaskey

Director of Photography, POLITICO
M. Scott Mahaskey serves as the Director of Photography for POLITICO based in Arlington, Virginia, located just outside Washington, DC. Scott joined POLITICO just prior to the 2012 political conventions after covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for Gannett publications. Today... Read More →
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Alex Wong

Staff Photographer, Getty Images
Alex Wong is a staff photographer at Getty Images based in Washington, DC. He covers U.S. politics, including the White House and Capitol Hill. In the last 18 years, he has covered many political events, including national conventions, campaign trails, elections, and presidential... Read More →

Friday August 12, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT