Election Day: Our Nation looks forward…

Last minute phone calls rally voters to the polls on Election Day.

Supporters take to the streets of Durango in the height of elections on Tuesday.

Voters line up at Fort Lewis College to cast their votes on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008. Durango, Colorado.

As I write this entry I hear the words of our President Elect, Barack Obama, expressing his hopes, his dreams and his ideals for our Nation, our country, the United States of America, “A new dawn of American leadership is at hand!”

Given the energy, concern and involvement leading up to this election on all sides, what thoughts do you have towards the immediate outcome of the US Election and the future of our country? How do the words “Yes, we can.” resound in your own hearts/minds?

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008. All Rights Reserved.

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Durango Rallies for Obama!





Democrates from La Plata County rally in support of Senator Barak Obama in response to McCain’s arrival in Durango , Colorado on Friday, Oct.24th. A handful of “anarchist” made a showing as well…

Perhaps what intrigued me most with this essay was the energy and diversity of those showing support along main street on Friday afternoon. It is a beautiful thing to see people so involved, outspoken and determined to help set the course of our country’s near future! I found these people and this subject “open” to photography, do you find certain subjects lend themselves to the media and if so what has been the “drive ” behind that??

I think that in this case it is clearly the idea that these individuals of diverse background, mixed age and various creed have something to say….and rightly so, want their message to be heard… perhaps in the medium of a photograph!

Please take a minute to comment. You can easily view the entire selection of photographs from this essay HERE.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008. All Rights Reserved.