Photographing the Mayoral Candidates After a Debate

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The mayoral campaign season is coming to a close in New York City, but there are still ample opportunities to photograph Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota. On Tuesday, October 22, I had the good fortune of having press access to the debate at the CUNY Graduate Center. My status as a non-AP photographer, however, precluded from gaining access to the pool, the group of folks who can photograph inside the debate. Along with other media organizations, I sat in a “media room” for the duration of the debate. Shortly following the closing remarks, each candidate made an appearance. That’s when it started. Continue reading…