A Tale of Two Conventions in 11 Remarkable Photos

The Democratic and Republican National Conventions typically serve as rote four-day infomercials capped off by balloon drops. Not this year. At a time when a majority of voters dislike both major party presidential candidates, the extravaganzas took on a more important role; it became clear in Cleveland and Philadelphia that the once easy-to-ignore words of political speeches now deserve our close attention.

Teleprompter at Republican National Convention that nominated Donald Trump.

Teleprompter at Republican National Convention that nominated Donald Trump. Photos by Ron Haviv

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

A Tale of Two Conventions in 11 Remarkable Photos