BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Several of Ryan Donnell excellent photographs from his long-term Polling Place Project from Fortune’s 10/29 issue.
Ryan writes about the beginning of the project “My wife is political reporter and covers city hall, so we’re both political junkies. In 2008, during the election, I didn’t have any assignments to do anything so I was feeling at a loss. I had been voting at an Italian Social Club, and based on my wife’s suggestion started finding more strange places people vote. With help from friends I made a list of polling stations from the Philadelphia Commissioners Office and the County Board of Elections, and come election day I got in the car and drove all around.” Several years later, Ryan compiled the project into a hardcover monograph, Behind the Curtain, now available on Blurb.
After branching out to Chicgao, next stop for Ryan is California “This year I’m going to LA. In LA, they apparently use the life guard shacks in Venice Beach.”