On November 8, 2016, photographers and journalists around the nation captured the contrasting reactions to the stunning 2016 election results. While many of the faces in the photographs wear expressions of shock, disdain and terror, the photographs also paint a portrait of those who aligned themselves with the victory of Donald Trump.

Clinton supporters expecting a victory for the Democratic Party looked on in horror as the election results rolled in. For photographer Landon Nordeman, there were, “no words,” to describe the revelations that hit Clinton supporters on November 9, 2016. The sorrow and surprise is palpable in the photographs, and the red, white and blue imagery reads as tragic and heartbreaking, a stark contrast to the energy captured in photographs of Trump supporters that long evening.

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No words. For @time #election2016

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Supporters of Donald Trump, however, celebrated. Some of the photographers capturing the jubilant Trump supporters shared, in their own words, their thoughts on the the election, describing the results as "surreal and sobering." A photograph by Dina Litovsky even captures two lovers sporting "Make America Great Again" hats embraced in a victorious kiss.

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Im trying to find the words here. We've reaped the benefits of a Frankenstein democracy. We've gotten way too comfortable. Hate, fear and greed have been growing around us while we plug in our earbuds and close our eyes. When the TV talked about the allegations of sexual misconduct against trump, the crowd roared with boos and dismissals and I felt fear and rage. I turned to a friend and asked him to walk me out at the end of the night. "I don't want to be alone in this crowd ok?" "Don't worry" he told me, "we're in New York, but of course." When the TV mentioned the potential fears of Muslim and Latino Americans in the wake of the win, the crowd booed again, and flashed wide rosey grins and laughed amongst themselves. They did celebrate and jump up and down. But it felt somehow dark and hollow. More subdued than i would have expected. It was almost all college kids. They seemed stupefied not just by the alcohol but by the situation. Like an upset win at a football game. A lot of people were too drunk to walk by the end. Trumps family's faces were so strange. Frozen as though they had been told to be serious looking when they came on stage. Frozen as though even they were afraid. As he walked down the line to hug them after his speech, I swear nearly everyone flinched when he touched them. When it was over, around 4am, 2 men easily 6'3 each shoved me out of the way for a chance to drunkenly stick meaty hands out to touch the new president elect as he was exiting. When i objected their glassy eyes didn't seem to process. Afterwards nobody really stayed around to celebrate. They shuffled out in an orderly fashion. I'm sick. But its time for solidarity and action now. We have to take this off facebook. We have to take care of the people this man just won the election by attacking. We have to protect each other and proactively fight bigotry and nationalism and racism with all our strength in every big and small way possible. We have to be strong now. We owe it to the globe they threaten to destabilize to push back like this country hasn't seen in decades. No time for mourning guys its time to step out of our comfort zones. Time to stand up.

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It's difficult when you're so close to it. Like many of my colleagues who were hustling and grinding their hearts out last night, I'm still attempting to process the current reality. It's suddenly not fiction anymore. David Remnick nailed it earlier this morning when he wrote, "The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, is a sickening event in the history of the United States and liberal democracy...Trump is vulgarity unbounded, a knowledge-free national leader who will not only set markets tumbling but will strike fear into the hearts of the vulnerable, the weak, and, above all, the many varieties of Other whom he has so deeply insulted. The African-American Other. The Hispanic Other. The female Other. The Jewish and Muslim Other." Last night, after 2 days spent at the Javits Center in anticipation of a Clinton victory, I found myself suddenly speeding to Midtown to cover the victory of a racist, "pussy grabbing", bigot who will now be the 45th President of the United States. He greeted his drunken-bro disciples who lethargically groaned on as he took the crown. Last night happened and it's surreal and sobering. Back to work we go. Pictured here, President-elect Donald Trump at his election victory party in Manhattan. Photographed for The New Yorker.

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Photographer Andre D. Wagner shared his photograph of a flag-waving Trump supporter in front of Radio City Music Hall, and cited James Baldwin as a source of hope and motivation to get to work after the results came in. "I will say, I can’t wrap my head around the fact that after all the racism, misogyny and hateful rhetoric people still chose Trump," he wrote. "But my job is to present viewers with undeniable facts, through my sensibility. Here’s some of my work from last night but I ask one thing of you: when you view works on social media, take one more second to think about it outside the realm of likes and comments."

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