Democratic National Convention | WABE 90.1 FM

Democratic National Convention

Dustin Chambers

Over two weeks in July, we heard speeches from politicians, celebrities and citizens at the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

But what about outside the convention walls?

Dustin Chambers, a photographer in Atlanta who works for local and national publications,  just returned from photographing both conventions. Without credentials to go inside, he focused on the action outside, attempting to capture the human side of the zeal in this election cycle.

Closer Look: Chelsea Shag; Reporting The DNC; And More

Jul 29, 2016
Payton Haynes /

Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Closer Look: Omari Hardwick; Simon Helberg; And More

Jul 28, 2016
Al Such / WABE

Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Closer Look: Democratic National Convention; And More

Jul 27, 2016
John Locher / Associated Press

Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

In advance of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, "Closer Look" invited three local Democratic leaders – each of different backgrounds – to sit down and assess their party.

The panel included former U.S. Rep. John Barrow, who's a Hillary Clinton delegate at the DNC; Gigi Pedraza, co-founder of the social venture YoSoyM; and Khalid Kamau, an organizer with ATL is Ready, as well as a Bernie Sanders delegate.

While the three agreed on several points, there was a split when it came to issues of free higher education, gun control and immigration.