The End is Near – by Luke Sharrett

President Obama

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Des Moines International Airport after giving a speech at a campaign event at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa on Monday, August 28, 2012. The President will travel to Fort Collins, Co. later in the afternoon to speak at Colorado State University. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

DC-based political photographer Luke Sharrett shares photos of the presidential campaign.

Tomorrow is the big day. It’s been an incredible experience on the campaign trail and in Washington during this election season. I switched off the trail with NYT greats Doug Mills and Damon Winter a month or so back, but wanted to share these photos before it’s too late. Campaigning has changed a lot in the last twenty years. So much so that the pictures and rallies and flights have really begun to blur together. With that in mind, I’m very grateful for these photos. Photos that freeze a moment in time and history. Every one of them is a gift to me that I am blessed to share with the readers of The New York Times and you all, my friends.

See more photos on Luke’s blog.

President Obama

President Barack Obama wipes sweat away while delivering remarks during a campaign event at Windham High School in Windham, N.H. on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

President Obama

President Barack Obama has dinner with winners of a Dinner With Barack campaign contest at Smith Commons restaurant on H street in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 12, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

President Obama

President Barack Obama walks from the Oval Office toward Marine One before departing the South Lawn of the White House en route to Miami, Fla. for campaign events on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times.

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