Photos: Women’s March and Inauguration 2017

This is undoubtedly an interesting time to be alive. Despite not being overtly political, I’ve been keeping tabs on the state of politics in the USA. I’ve had my heart set on attending the 2017 Inauguration in Washington DC. Regardless of the outcome, I wanted to be there to witness history and document all of the accompanying events. Last week, that dream was realized and I found myself in our nation’s capital awaiting the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the ensuing Women’s March on Washington.

Partially on assignment for some corporate media clients and partially documenting events for my own personal interest, I mixed and mingled with Trump supporters and protesters from every corner of the United States, and all walks of life. I heard stories of triumph and stories of defeat. I laughed, I cried, and I cared about politics than I have in my entire life. However, at the end of the trip, I was left more inspired by the human spirit than ever before. There’s a healing power in being able to interact objectively with other human beings on our common core values without bringing hate, overcharged emotions, and divisive politics into the picture. Without framing this post in a political manner (because goodness knows there are SO MANY of those out there), I firmly believe that our nation will pull through this tumultuous time. It won’t be easy, and it certainly won’t be soon. But everything will be alright.

Photo Galleries

Select photos from the trip are below. More photos available at the following links:

James O'Keefe

James O’Keefe speaks at the Deploraball at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Deploraball Sheriff Clarke

Sherfiff Clarke speaks at the Deploraball at the National Press Club on January 19, 2017.

The Vettys

Reality stars Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman and his wife Beth Chapman at The Vettys Inaugural Ball.

Timothy Daly

Actor Timothy Daly at The Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC.

Jack Scalia

Actor Jack Scalia a The Vetty’s Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Tim Allen Washington DC

Actor Tim Allen chats with EXTRA correspondents at the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017.

Michael Moore

Filmmaker Michael Moore walks the streets of Washington, DC during the Presidential Inuaguration on January 20, 2017.

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About the Author:

Suzi Pratt is a Seattle event and food photographer available for hire. She is also a contributing writer at Digital Photography School and runs a blog teaching others how to start a photography business.
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