Use Your Words: Larger-Than-Life Convention Speeches

Ron Haviv photographs teleprompters at Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

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. PHOTO CREDIT: Ron Haviv

 

 

Teleprompter at Republican National Convention. (T) Teleprompter a Democratic National Convention. (B) PHOTO CREDIT: Ron Haviv
Teleprompter at Republican National Convention. (T) Teleprompter a Democratic National Convention. (B) PHOTO CREDIT: Ron Haviv

 

 

Teleprompter at Republican National Convention. (T) Teleprompter a Democratic National Convention. (B). PHOTO CREDIT: Ron Haviv
Teleprompter at Republican National Convention. (T) Teleprompter a Democratic National Convention. (B). PHOTO CREDIT: Ron Haviv

 

 

 

Use Your Words: Larger-Than-Life Convention Speeches