Joshua Lott is a photojournalist based in Detroit, Michigan. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, Reuters, Getty Images and Bloomberg. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek and People. He has a passion for documenting politics dating back a decade, when he started covering news assignments in his hometown of Chicago. Leading up to the 2008 presidential election, he spent nine months in Iowa and later covered the campaigns in South Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin. Between 2009 and 2013, he was based in Phoenix, Arizona, out of which he covered Arizona’s immigration crack-down, the Mexican border, wildfires and the Tucson shooting. As the nation has turned its attention to Detroit in the wake of its bankruptcy, Lott has been covering news assignments out of the city and started working on his own longterm project.