Empty Pizza Boxes and Anti-Trump Protests: Behind the Scenes of Campaigns in Iowa and New Hampshire

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At a Trump rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
At a Trump rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photo: Benedict Evans

New York Magazine’s recent feature story and survey of 100 Republican voters in Iowa and New Hampshire captured the faces and disparate opinions of Americans, who, by dint of geography, are aggressively courted every four years by presidential hopefuls. But photographer Benedict Evans, who shot New York’s portraits of primary and caucus voters, also directed his lens to the fringes of these well-trodden campaign trails. Evans says he was struck by the disparity between what voters and the media see — crowded rallies, a town hall punctuated with talking points — and what goes on behind the scenes of the GOP race. His series pieces together those often-unnoticed moments that make up the backdrop of the campaign circus. — Jen Kirby

New Hampshire headquarters of the Kasich campaign. Photo: Benedict Evans
Inside a gun shop in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo: Benedict Evans
Staff kitchen inside the Trump headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo: Benedict Evans
A framed photo of Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan inside the Trump campaign office in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo: Benedict Evans
Protesters outside a Trump rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photo: Benedict Evans
Exterior of Jeb Bush’s campaign office, an old furniture store, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo: Benedict Evans
Inside of Bush’s campaign office in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photo: Benedict Evans
Marco Rubio addressing an audience in Iowa. Photo: Benedict Evans
Carly Fiorina speaking at an event in Iowa. Photo: Benedict Evans
Photos: On the Campaign Trail in Iowa and N.H.