Check out these amazing photographs of the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. They were taken by Seattle-based Nate Gowdy, who previously photographed Bernie Sanders for his TIME magazine cover. He also (humble brag) previously shot some fine work for the Stranger.

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Democratic delegates from California during the first day of the DNC at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 25th, 2016.
Democratic delegates from California during the first day of the DNC at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 25th, 2016. Nate Gowdy

Senator Al Franken and Sarah Silverman.
Senator Al Franken and Sarah Silverman. Nate Gowdy

Democratic delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
More Democratic delegates. Nate Gowdy

Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile.
Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile. Nate Gowdy

First lady Michelle Obama.
First lady Michelle Obama. Nate Gowdy

More Democratic delegates.
More Democratic delegates. Nate Gowdy

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And more Democratic delegates.
And more Democratic delegates. Nate Gowdy

And more Democratic delegates.
And more Democratic delegates. Nate Gowdy

Nate Gowdy's photography can be found on his website and on Instagram.

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