The Obama inauguration turned out to be a rather a non-event for many including some photographers who were trapped in an underground queue despite holding tickets. Jacquelyn Martin spent the day photographing some of those around her who didn’t get to see the event but were caught in the Purple Gate “Tunnel of Doom.”
One of Mustafah Abdulaziz’s images also seems to show a similar tunnel, but obviously he didn’t get trapped and managed to turn in a nice essay on the people who came to the event, even if he wasn’t anywhere near the President either.
Thanks to Ami Vitale who started the post ‘Most photographed event in History, ever, in the Universe’ on Lightstalkers with a picture of her first boss settled comfortably with his camera and cat at home in front of a large TV rather than nearly freezing to death like Chris Morris 150 ft up on a tower. Others have contributed their stories and pictures to the discussion (and thanks to Lisa Hogben for the link to Abdulaziz on Burn.)
Burn, “an evolving journal for emerging photographers… curated by magnum photographer david alan harvey” looks an interesting site, and one that go back to. It’s amazing to find that Harvey only started the site three days before Christmas – after a month it already looks an exciting and established site.