“UnPresidented”: A Photo Documentary Book on Trump’s Inauguration

A current Kickstarter campaign called “UnPresidented” hopes to capture the drama and hope as the country converges on the nation’s capital city to at once celebrate and come to terms with what many see as an uncertain future. “UnPresidented” will feature the work of 20 street photographers working in the D.C. area, including Albert Ting, Chris Suspect, Victoria Pickering, and Bridget Murray Law – all bringing their own style and perspective to the project.

“UnPresidented” is a bold undertaking that attempts to cover an historic event: the ascension of one of the United States’ most polarizing elected officials, and thebcolliding of two very vocal, very opposing sides over a three day span on the streets of Washington D.C. The book itself is billed to be hardcover, featuring 100-130 horizontally oriented and printed  images on high quality, premium glossy paper. Cosmic Smudge Media expects to start shipping the first print of the book by early 2nd Quarter 2017.

As noted on their Kickstarter page, “UnPresidented” hopes to capture the raw emotion that is expected to fill Washington D.C, from the thousands of well-wishers expected to say goodbye to the outgoing Obama Administration, to the thousands of revelers and protestors looking to welcome the new Trump Administration, there’s never been a more electric time in the Nation’s Capital.

Mica Powers

For three days in mid-January and just days after the nation observes the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., President-elect Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. To say that Trump’s election has been polarizing would be the understatement of modern American politics, and with that in mind “UnPresidented: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the People’s Response” aims to document the City of Washington D.C. as the inauguration takes place through the lenses of some of the city’s best street photographers.

No matter how it plays out, our mission is to document history in the making.  – “UnPresidented: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump”

Occupy DC (c)2012 Pablo Raw

Cosmic Smudge Media, “UnPresidented’s” publisher, minces no words – “While some of the images from the three days of the inauguration will surely anger you, those are images that need to be seen and shared,” they warn. “But we also believe there will be just as many moments that will inspire you and give you hope.”

Shamila Chaudhary

Check out the Kickstarter Project.