Do Not Mess With Maxine Waters, and other photos - (almost) Fall 2018
It's Friday afternoon and we've had another week in DC that's felt like it's had a month of news packed into it. The challenge is figuring out what's important and what one can safely ignore (Twitter is no help with this).
Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Senator Susan Collins (photo) often find themselves near the center of the news (for different reasons). They were featured in the Politico Magazine's 50 Ideas Driving Politics, and I spent time with each over the past few months making their portraits.
While the Supreme Court nominee hearings tend to be a mixture of senatorial grandstanding and careful non-answers from the nominee, they are not without their drama. This is one of the last times we see a Supreme Court Justice in a public setting before they take the bench and the last opportunity for any critical questioning. I spent part of the week in Hart Senate Office Building Room 216 documenting the process.
One Senate building over, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were testifying, adding another layer of news on top of this crazy week. InfoWars host Alex Jones sat in the audience for a bit, a day prior to his being permanently banned from Twitter.
Last week, I began a personal project I'd been thinking about for months. Like every new project, I'm already feeling that mix of excitement and apprehension, but mostly the deep satisfaction of doing something new. I can't wait to share it with you all.
As the week winds down (I hope?), now's a good time to pause and thank the many of you who have supported my work. Without the creative, committed people who entrust me to carry out my work, I wouldn't have the good fortune to do what I do.