Watching the press at the DNC

Wednesday, July 27: Screen time

All photos by Nina Berman

Conditions at Wells Fargo Center remained tight Wednesday night as attendees awaited the evening lineup, which featured President Barack Obama’s speech.

In close quarters, reporters vied for space and the frames they knew their organizations would want. The following is a lens on what they saw.

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See our photos from the RNC here.

 

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MSNBC films as Tim Kaine is officially announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate.

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A reporter live streams.

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A camera on standby on the floor of the DNC

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is interviewed on the convention floor.

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Al Franken, US Senator from Minnesota, waits to be interviewed.

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A delegate watches Eleanor Holmes Norton, the Washington, DC, delegate to Congress.

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Reverend Jesse Jackson speaks.

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Someone photographs a DNC floor worker.

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Monitors run behind the scenes.

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A prompter in a TV booth

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A monitor shows Wolf Blitzer on one side and Donald Trump on the other in the CNN booth on the convention floor.

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Taping over cables on the convention floor

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A screen runs in the convention hallway.

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Georgia Congressman John Lewis poses for pictures.

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Georgia Congressman John Lewis poses for pictures.

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The DNC screens, stage right, on the convention floor

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A phone captures a shot of the audience.

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Star Jones appears on a monitor, stage left.

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A member of the audience preps her smartphone while waiting for Joe Biden to enter the stage.

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Ashley Judd is seen onscreen as the crowd roars “Not a clue!” miming Joe Biden’s line about Donald Trump.

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A packed convention floor

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A caption miscues during President Obama’s speech.

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Interviews are conducted across the convention floor.

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Nevada Senator Harry Reid is seen speaking on screen in a hallway at the Democratic National Convention.

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The mother of a man killed in Orlando speaks on stage while the camera cuts to the Florida delegation.

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A screenshot of broadcast coverage following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings is shown while the daughter of a victim speaks.

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The crowd at the DNC is reflected in glass.

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Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords delivers remarks.

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Watching the convention

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Watching the convention

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Delegates use their smartphone flashlight apps after their section was turned dark following chants of “No More War” during a speech by Obama’s former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta.

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Reporter filing on his laptop

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Vice President Joe Biden’s speech on the screen

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CNN talent watches Obama’s speech.

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Joe Biden on screen

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Obama’s intro film is shown on screen.

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The crowd with the TV sets illuminated

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Obama talks about apprehending Osama Bin Laden.

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Obama discusses the Sandy Hook massacre.

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A film records Obama’s speech.
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Obama speaks onstage.

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Obama and Clinton off camera

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Obama and Clinton wave to the crowd.

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Nina Berman is a photographer and an associate professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism