Topic: Presidential Election

Michael Mergen
Photo Essay

The Halls of Democracy: Places of Civic Responsibility

Michael Mergen’s photographs examine American government, highlighting the spaces where the ideals of our political system meet the mundane realities of participatory democracy

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Image: President Obama speaks in the rain during a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Va. July 14, 2012.
The Backstory

The 2012 Presidential Election Year in Pictures

For years, TIME has created some of the most memorable campaign photography. Here, LightBox takes a look at the best of TIME’s commissioned political imagery from this election.

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Lightbox April 16, 2012

Pictures of the Week: April 13 – April 20

From centennial celebrations of the birth of Kim Il-Sung in North Korea and attacks in Afghanistan to the moving of the space shuttle Discovery and Nepalese New Year, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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