Photographer Richard Kalvar of Magnum is covering the convention for Slate. He sent back these photos from the first 24 hours. You can also get images from the convention on Slate’s brand new Instagram stream, @slatemagazine.
Tropical Storm Isaac cancelled events at the Republican National Convention on Monday. It did not kill the desire to take cellphone pictures.
Women present their version of the definition of bold Republican casual while snapping away at the Welcome Event at the Tropicana Field sports arena in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Employees of the Busch Gardens amusement park pose with eager Republicans at the Welcome Event at the Tropicana Field sports arena.
“We can do better” gets placed on the wall.
A woman tweaks the wires for the C-Span TV feed.
Fox News takes on Tampa on Sunday. Note: This is what a man looks like without TV makeup (left) and this is what a man looks like with TV makeup (right.)
Neil Armstrong got incorporated into opening day events.
The color guard prepares for its presentation.
Police and other law enforcement officers have been gathered from across Florida for the Tampa convention.
The entrance to the St. Pete's Times Forum, where the convention is taking place.