Republican National Convention 2012

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TIME’s photo editors bring you the best pictures from the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

More photo galleries from the RNC and DNC:
Beads, Bling and Boots: Crazy Accessories at the RNC
The Art of Political Stagecraft
The Democratic National Convention
The Obama Brand

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14 comments
JohnYuEsq
JohnYuEsq

Only President Obama and the Democrats PROTECT America's MIDDLE CLASS. VOTE the DEMOCRATIC TICKET.

Voldi George
Voldi George

I agree.  the photos are damn tragic.  If this is the best photography from the convention, what then of policy?

Court Mast
Court Mast

Oh, I was wrong! The photo credits are there -- in dark gray type below the lower right corner of each picture. You really need Graphics 101. Now about the pictures. You have an army of the world's best photographers there, covering every facet of the event. Your editors can see all the pictures coming in, and they pick these? As the other commenter said below, "There are maybe 3 good ones in the bunch." Your editors have selected Fine Art, not photojournalism -- people shot from behind, people's heads cut off, poorly lit close-ups, lousy angles. How about #15 -- the plastic bag with the top half of Paul Ryan's head in it?  Ugh.  How about #22, those Amputee Veterans of America -- shot from behind, no faces, underexposed, lights reflected in three shiny helmets?  The amputees have been amputated!  Surely, there were better choices than this.  Shame on you, editors!

Court Mast
Court Mast

Where are the photo credits? Are these pictures from AP? Reuters? Getty? The editors' friends? Republican PR flacks? Time, you should go back to Journalism 101.

Jeff Weems
Jeff Weems

Are you kidding me!!!!  These are the best photo's you can get.  I think its time you get a new photographer.  There are maybe 3 good ones in the bunch.  

Nwvotes
Nwvotes

Who had the better speech at the Republican National Convention? Ann Romney or Chris Christie Vote at Nationwidevotes.com

ERenger
ERenger

#12: Ron Paul trouble-makers messing with the party-line message! 

ERenger
ERenger

#8: Ron Paul's a$$ never looked so good!

ERenger
ERenger

#5: GOP delegates become so aroused at the GOP convention that they mount each other in public while fellow delegates watch.

ERenger
ERenger

#4: Is there something wrong with that Ron Paul supporter's belly button? 

ERenger
ERenger

#3: Workers make a quick correction after being reminded that Romney is supposed to be the top of the ticket.