Beginning of the End: Capturing the Campaign in Six Photos

In 1992 I covered my first presidential campaign, spending much of my time with then-Governor Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton as they crisscrossed the nation by bus. The campaign transformed as Bill Clinton moved from underdog to victor, in part through theatrics conceived and directed by an actual Hollywood producer. In the subsequent election years, such productions became more the norm, and more elaborate, employed on both sides of the aisle. Such theatricality eventually leads us to where we are today—a citizen-audience, struggling to understand what is truthful and asking: Are we once again looking at empty-handed promises?

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to supporters the day before the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to supporters the day before the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary. (Photo: Ron Haviv)
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at a campaign rally at Palace Theater on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sanders is won the New Hampshire democratic primary.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at a campaign rally at Palace Theater on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sanders is won the New Hampshire democratic primary. (Photo: Ron Haviv)
Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a ‘Get Out The Vote’ event at Alvime High School on February 8, 2016 in Hudson, New Hampshire. (Photo: Ron Haviv)
Young women supporters of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a 'Get Out The Vote' event at Alvime High School on February 8, 2016 in Hudson, New Hampshire. Clinton lost the demographic of women 18-64.
Young women supporters of Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a ‘Get Out The Vote’ event at Alvime High School on February 8, 2016 in Hudson, New Hampshire. Ms. Clinton lost the demographic of women 18-64. (Photo: Ron Haviv)
Security for Republican presidential contender wait for Ted Cruz to visit a diner in New Hampshire the day of the primary.
Security for Republican presidential contender wait for Ted Cruz to visit a diner in New Hampshire. (Photo: Ron Haviv)
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at a campaign rally at Palace Theater on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sanders is won the New Hampshire democratic primary.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at a campaign rally at Palace Theater on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sanders is won the New Hampshire democratic primary. (Photo: Ron Haviv)
New Hampshire primary voting booths for 2016. (Photo: Ron Haviv)

Ron Haviv is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning photojournalist and his latest book is The Lost Rolls.

  Beginning of the End: Capturing the Campaign in Six Photos