University of Oregon Photojournalism Class Covers the Election

Published On November 8, 2016 | By admin |

Photos contributed by SOJC students in Torsten Kjellstrand’s J365 Intro to Photojournalism course at the University of Oregon.

Colin Graham, the owner of the Wayward Lamb, a gay bar in downtown Eugene, nervously awaits the results of this year's election during the election party he has been planning for months. Photo by Swen Gummer

Colin Graham, the owner of the Wayward Lamb, a gay bar in downtown Eugene, nervously awaits the results of this year’s election during the election party he has been planning for months.
Photo by Swen Gummer

Kestin Kim-Goodfoot arrives on the scene of a rollover crash with the rest of his crew from the Gresham Fire Station on election night, interrupting the station's election viewing. A drunk driver hit a parked car on his way home, completely flipping his Jeep. Photo by Claire Holley

Kestin Kim-Goodfoot arrives on the scene of a rollover crash with the rest of his crew from the Gresham Fire Station on election night, interrupting the station’s election viewing. A drunk driver hit a parked car on his way home, completely flipping his Jeep.
Photo by Claire Holley

The firefighters at station 71 in Greshan, Oregon sit in silence after theyÕve finished their dinners, their eyes glued to election coverage.

The firefighters at station 71 in Greshan, Oregon sit in silence after they’ve finished their dinners, their eyes glued to election coverage. Photo by Claire Holley

 

 

 

 

 

"Crocheting is helping to keep me busy. I feel productive instead of just sitting and waiting," says Barbara Tussing at the Democratic watch party in Eugene, Oregon on election night. "I am really, really scared right now," Photo by Bella Koessler

“Crocheting is helping to keep me busy. I feel productive instead of just sitting and waiting,” says Barbara Tussing at the Democratic watch party in Eugene, Oregon on election night. “I am really, really scared right now,”
Photo by Bella Koessler

A young woman talks to the crowd about the personal impact this election result has on her as a Latina. Photo by Austin Hicks, Oregon News Lab

A young woman talks to the crowd about the personal impact this election result has on her as a Latina.
Photo by Austin Hicks, Oregon News Lab

Daniel Crowe, Republican Party candidate for Oregon Attorney General, cheers as electoral votes for Donald Trump add up on the projected Fox News station. Crowe lost his election for Attorney General during this election cycle but plans to run again in 2020. Photo by Whitney Bradshaw

Daniel Crowe, Republican Party candidate for Oregon Attorney General, cheers as electoral votes for Donald Trump add up on the projected Fox News station. Crowe lost his election for Attorney General during this election cycle but plans to run again in 2020.
Photo by Whitney Bradshaw

As the night of election suspense winds down, the emotions, and activity levels, of Eugene folks vary. At the Democratic Election Night Watch Party at Whirled Pies Downtown Eugene, Oregon the mood dipped, while 13th Avenue in front of Taylor's Bar and Grill at the edge of the University of Oregon campus was a gathering place for both Trump and Hillary supporters. Just a few blocks away, outrage spilled over as UO students gathered in front of the Erb Memorial Union as Trump claimed the presidency. Photo by Justin Hartney

As the night of election suspense winds down, the emotions, and activity levels, of Eugene folks vary. At the Democratic Election Night Watch Party at Whirled Pies Downtown Eugene, Oregon the mood dipped, while 13th Avenue in front of Taylor’s Bar and Grill at the edge of the University of Oregon campus was a gathering place for both Trump and Hillary supporters. Just a few blocks away, outrage spilled over as UO students gathered in front of the Erb Memorial Union as Trump claimed the presidency.
Photo by Justin Hartney

 

As the night of election suspense winds down, the emotions, and activity levels, of Eugene folks vary. At the Democratic Election Night Watch Party at Whirled Pies Downtown Eugene, Oregon the mood dipped, while 13th Avenue in front of Taylor's Bar and Grill at the edge of the University of Oregon campus was a gathering place for both Trump and Hillary supporters. Just a few blocks away, outrage spilled over as UO students gathered in front of the Erb Memorial Union as Trump claimed the presidency. Photo by Justin Hartney

As the night of election suspense winds down, the emotions, and activity levels, of Eugene folks vary. At the Democratic Election Night Watch Party at Whirled Pies Downtown Eugene, Oregon the mood dipped, while 13th Avenue in front of Taylor’s Bar and Grill at the edge of the University of Oregon campus was a gathering place for both Trump and Hillary supporters. Just a few blocks away, outrage spilled over as UO students gathered in front of the Erb Memorial Union as Trump claimed the presidency.
Photo by Justin Hartney

At the Democratic Election Night Watch Party at Whirled Pies Downtown Eugene, Oregon, Julia McInnis and Mady Jones went through a range of emotions as Hillary Clinton lost one close state contest after another. Photos by Justin Hartney

At the Democratic Election Night Watch Party at Whirled Pies Downtown Eugene, Oregon, Julia McInnis and Mady Jones went through a range of emotions as Hillary Clinton lost one close state contest after another.
Photos by Justin Hartney

Trump's Lane County Organizer, Dianne Morrison-Wilson, leads a cheer of "USA, USA, USA!" at the Republican Watch Party at the Veterans Memorial Building in Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Austin Hicks

Trump’s Lane County Organizer, Dianne Morrison-Wilson, leads a cheer of “USA, USA, USA!” at the Republican Watch Party at the Veterans Memorial Building in Eugene, Oregon.
Photo by Austin Hicks

The crowd at the Democratic Watch Party breaks out in eager cheer as Hillary jumps ahead for the first time through the night. Later, the mood turned, and Sherwood Nash reacts to the change. “[Trump] knows what he’s doing. He’s not saying it, but his actions are there. Anyone who can align themselves with the Klu Klux Klan is just…” lost for words, Sherwood Nash speaks out about race and the importance that this election holds for him. “I’m fighting this thing day in and day out. My skin color is like a drug - it’s left me with no job, no house. And I’m prejudice because of it." Photos by Megan D. Morse

The crowd at the Democratic Watch Party breaks out in eager cheer as Hillary jumps ahead for the first time through the night. 
Photo by Megan D. Morse

Later, the mood turned, and Sherwood Nash reacts to the change. “[Trump] knows what he’s doing. He’s not saying it, but his actions are there. Anyone who can align themselves with the Klu Klux Klan is just…” lost for words, Sherwood Nash speaks out about race and the importance that this election holds for him. “I’m fighting this thing day in and day out. My skin color is like a drug - it’s left me with no job, no house. And I’m prejudice because of it." Photo by Megan D. Morse

Later at the Democratic Watch Party, the mood turned, and Sherwood Nash reacts to the change. “[Trump] knows what he’s doing. He’s not saying it, but his actions are there. Anyone who can align themselves with the Klu Klux Klan is just…” Lost for words, Sherwood Nash speaks out about race and the importance that this election holds for him. “I’m fighting this thing day in and day out. My skin color is like a drug – it’s left me with no job, no house. And I’m prejudice because of it.”
Photo by Megan D. Morse

A crowd gathers for a watch party hosted by the Democratic Party of Lane County inside Whirled Pies Downtown Tuesday night. Photo by Sierra Pedro

A crowd gathers for a watch party hosted by the Democratic Party of Lane County inside Whirled Pies Downtown Tuesday night.
Photo by Sierra Pedro

Mattox Barnette and his older sister Sydnie Barnette work together to stack chess pieces while passing time during the watch party at Whirled Pies Downtown hosted by the Democratic Party of Lane County. Photo by Sierra Pedro

Mattox Barnette and his older sister Sydnie Barnette work together to stack chess pieces while passing time during the watch party at Whirled Pies Downtown hosted by the Democratic Party of Lane County.
Photo by Sierra Pedro

 

 

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