The Obama camp did a much better job managing their photography in this election and while I don’t think you can control everything that happens I still think people underestimate what can be done with photography.
When I saw these Obama rally photos (here) I thought, how can you not believe in the power of photography to deliver a message. I was told by someone who used to help politicians with photography for a living that the way you get images like this is make the photographers stand in a certain place so the only photograph they can take is that one.
Good Morning America ran this picture (here) yesterday morning with Diane Sawyer saying “what a photograph.”
Folio Mag, Covers of the campaign (here).
Powell cites a Platon photo when endorsing Obama (here).
If the intersection of politics and photography interests you visit this site: http://www.bagnewsnotes.com
Side Note– Over on FiveThirtyEight.com: “Ever since Brett Marty started taking photographs for the site, our traffic has skyrocketed (here).”
Thanks Allison, Ryan.