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.