REPUBLIC is very pleased to be producing in part, the event, The Stumping Ground, at Pochron Studios on June 4th. One of our outstanding event photographers, Allison Joyce, is one of the five featured photojournalists exhibited.
Over the course of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election 18 individuals ran for the nation's highest office. Many of whose campaign's started and ended in Iowa. Keith Bedford, Michal Czerwonka, Allison Joyce, Eric Thayer, and Joshua Lott's photographic coverage began in the summer of 2007 when the five of them moved to Iowa's capital of Des Moines. Nearly all of the candidates, both Republican and Democratic, set up offices, had staff on the ground, or had visited the state in their quest to become President, and the photojournalists covered all 18 candidates from their start to their finish. Each set out to search for images that were often overlooked. To that end, they began www.thestumpinggrounds.com, to not only focus on the candidates, but the faces in the crowds, the hangers on, the staffers, the rallies, and the just plain odd. New photos was posted for each day of the election on the site starting in June 2007, up until election night. After the Iowa Primary, the photojournalists traveled to many other states like New Hampshire, South Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin etc., often as a group, still working towards the ultimate goal of covering the entire election together. In the end they were able to finish the election the same way they began, as a small group of photojournalists, working, traveling and living together, witnesses to a historic chapter in our country's history. Beginning in Iowa, through Chicago on election night and finally Washington D.C. during the inauguration, they covered it all and achieved their goal.
For those of you who will be in NYC June 4th, please join stop by Pochron Studios in D.U.M.B.O, at 20 Jay Street (11th floor), between 6 pm and 11pm, for The Stumping Grounds one night only gallery show.