People - Amateur

Trump Rally

Jim Lustenader
USA

Honorable Mention

"Trump Rally"
The Naked Cowboy is something of an urban legend in NYC, so when I saw him performing on behalf of Trump in front of the candidate's eponymous tower I knew it was a fantastic photo op. Given the heat of the campaign, I was interested in capturing the energy of Trump's supporters and the reactions of bystanders as the Cowboy belted out a ballad he wrote in Trump's honor. And the 'Rump' was a perfect footnote to the occasion.

Biography: I took up street photography after visiting Paris, inspired by how Boubat, Doisneau, Kertesz and others captured the humor, sadness, beauty and irony of daily life. I look for the "click point," the visceral second that tells a story, reflecting how people interact with each other and their surroundings. Catching someone in an unguarded moment that lets viewers relate on a humanistic level is extremely satisfying -- there are few things more interesting than human nature in action.

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