KC McGinnis is a photographer and photojournalist raised in Iowa and based in Des Moines. He's interested in visual depictions of religion, with an eye toward white evangelicalism and its future in the twilight of its hegemony in American...
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Dale Alison stands near the railyard behind the office of the Burlington Hawk Eye in Burlington, Iowa on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Alison was a veteran staffer and editor at the Hawk Eye, Iowa's oldest newspaper, until he was let go shortly after the hedge fund GateHouse bought the paper. KC McGinnis for The Atlantic
AMES, IOWA - JANUARY 15, 2020: Ryan Hurley, a member of the Iowa State University College Republicans, sits on his bed in his dorm room at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Iowa State has banned chalk messaging on the school's sidewalks, a ban that Hurley opposes. CREDIT: KC McGinnis for The New York Times
Bill "Ubuntu" Frasier, an Eclectic Free Spirit of St. Charles County, Missouri, watches the sun with his dog Odie during the Oak Spirit Sanctuary Solar Eclipse Celebration at Oak Spirit Sanctuary in Boonville, Missouri on Monday, August 21, 2017.
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Dale Alison stands near a delivery station at the office of the Burlington Hawk Eye in Burlington, Iowa on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Alison was a veteran staffer and editor at the Hawk Eye, Iowa's oldest newspaper, until he was let go shortly after the hedge fund GateHouse bought the paper. KC McGinnis for The Atlantic
Fairfield mayor Ed Malloy poses for a portrait in his office at City Hall in Fairfield, Iowa on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Malloy has previously moderated discussions with 2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, and like many Fairfield residents is a practitioner of transcendental meditation, but has yet to give a public endorsement leading up to the Iowa caucus. KC McGinnis for Politico Magazine
SIOUX CITY, IOWA - OCTOBER 6, 2019: Justy Joseph sits on the bed in his room at the Sioux City Hotel & Conference Center in Sioux City, Iowa before a meeting for local Micronesian workers at the hotel on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Several Micronesian workers like Joseph have lived at the hotel while they await permanent housing, sometimes for months at a time. CREDIT: KC McGinnis for The New York Times
SIOUX CITY, IOWA - OCTOBER 6, 2019: Jowain Alexander poses for a portrait at a meeting of Micronesian workers at the Sioux City Hotel & Conference Center in Sioux City, Iowa on Sunday, October 6, 2019. CREDIT: KC McGinnis for The New York Times
Pamela Dennen poses for a portrait at her home in Marshalltown, Iowa on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Her husband, Kyle Brown, died from complications of COVID-19 on April 29. CREDIT: KC McGinnis for The Wall Street Journal. WORSTDAY__IOWA
BLANDING, UTAH - OCTOBER 27, 2017: Sisters Louise Jensen and Irene Clah sit on a rock along a reservoir near Bears Ears National Monument land outside Blanding, Utah on Friday, October 27, 2017. Jensen and Clah, Navajo people who grew up in the area, expressed doubts that Bears Ears' monument status will protect their way of life, instead showing concern that the monument's popularity with tourists may cause greater interference with the land. CREDIT: KC McGinnis for The New York Times
Nancy Schlichte sits in the now-stripped Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Merrill, Iowa shortly before its demolition. In northwest Iowa, the Sioux City Diocese planned to close or consolidate almost 40% of its parishes, mostly in rural areas and farm communities.
SIOUX CENTER, IOWA - JUNE 29: Paul Johnson of Union County, South Dakota listens as U.S. Senators for Iowa Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst join Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas at a Republican fundraiser in Sioux Center, Iowa on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. This northwest Iowa county has traced the arc of Donald Trump’s political career and is already getting attention in the shadow primary among Republicans trying to position themselves to compete for the party’s 2024 nomination should the former president decline to run again.
CREDIT: KC McGinnis for The Wall Street Journal.
DAVENPORT, IA - MAY 3: Matt Osborn, owner of The Half Nelson in Davenport, Iowa, stands in a flooded street as waters surround The Half Nelson and Bootleg Hill Taproom near the main breach in the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa on Friday, May 3, 2018. (Photo by KC McGinnis/For The Washington Post)
SAN JUAN COUNTY, UTAH - OCTOBER 29, 2017: Cynthia Wilson holds her eight-month-old nephew Eusshaw Myerson at her family's home at the foot of Eagle Mesa in Navajo Nation in San Juan County, Utah on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Wilson and her family observe a spiritual lack of distinction between the living, their ancestors and the land that informs their support for Bears Ears' National Monument status. CREDIT: KC McGinnis for The New York Times
DES MOINES, IOWA - SEPTEMBER 6, 2019: Hoover High School principal Sherry Poole poses for a photograph before the Hoover High School football team's game against Indianola High School at Hoover High School in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, September 6, 2019. CREDIT: KC McGinnis for The New York Times
Des Moines Register politics editor Rachel Stassen-Berger and chief politics reporter Brianne Pfannestiel pose for a photo at the Register office in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. KC McGinnis for Politico
Publisher Rich Paulsen stands in the printing press room of the Creston News Advertiser, as well as several other local publications, in Creston, Iowa on Friday, December 13, 2019. KC McGinnis for La Croix L'Hebdo
MARSHALLTOWN, IA - DECEMBER 5: Sister Christine Feagan poses in Saint Mary Catholic Church in Marshalltown, Iowa on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. A review by The Post of Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitakerâ€™s statements and actions as US Attorney for the southern district of Iowa from 2004 to 2009 found that Whitaker claimed credit for initiating a six-state raid in 2006 that was designed to be on the largest such crackdowns at the time. (Photo by KC McGinnis/For The Washington Post)
DES MOINES, IA - JULY 22: Ben Godar, Director of Des Moines Film, poses for a portrait in the lobby of the Varsity Theater in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Godar took over the historic Des Moines theater, which had been operated by a single family since the 1950s, and plans to make $3 million in renovations over the next year. (Photo by KC McGinnis for The Washington Post)
Mike Sweet poses for a photograph in his home in Burlington, Iowa on Sunday, August 15, 2021. After 44 years at The Burlington Hawk Eye, Sweet retired shortly after the hedge fund GateHouse bought the paper. KC McGinnis for The Atlantic