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Photographer Mark Peterson covered the 2016 presidential campaign

His new book "Political Theatre" showcases the "theatrical nature" of politics

CNN —  

As an editorial photographer, it’s Mark Peterson’s job to capture history – and this election was no different.

Peterson went on the 2016 campaign trail to capture the “theatrical nature” of politics for his book, appropriately titled “Political Theatre.” He spent the past two years photographing candidates from both major parties.

“Because the pictures are so raw, in a way, it allows the viewer to make more of an editorial judgment,” Peterson said about his political photography.