Scenes from the Inauguration: A Photo Essay

Photojournalist Luke Sironski-White traveled to Washington, DC with a group of Gate reporters to cover the inauguration of President Donald Trump. His photos – featured below – capture scenes on the ground from January 20th and provide a window into the people, the politics, and the passions of that historic day in America.

A man on his phone before the Inaugural Parade.

 

Soldiers eat lunch next to a security check for the Inaugural Parade.

 

Portrait of a man with a Donald Trump scarf.

 

Anti-Black Lives Matter protest.

 

A vendor shows customers a calendar featuring a portrait of the First Family.

 

A couple helps each other put on their shoes.

 

Two soldiers stand on a corner, morning of the inauguration.

 

Two women in fur coats on their phones before the inauguration.

 

A man laughs after reading a “Trump that Bitch!” shirt.

 

A woman laughs as a vendor shows her a “Hillary sucks, but not like Monica!” shirt.

 

Two kids sit on a pillar after the inauguration.

 

Portrait of a Trump supporter, after the inauguration.

 

Trash collected on a stone.

 

Vendor selling Donald Trump buttons.

 

Two boys sleeping after the inauguration.

 

The Washington Monument after the inauguration.

 

Vendors selling pro-Trump shirts.

 

Four boys wait in line at the Liberty Ball, after the inauguration.

 

Riot police stand watch over a limo that was burned out by Black Bloc protesters.

 

A woman stands near the protests happening after the inauguration.

 

“Pigs” written on the back of a military vehicle.

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