Sunday, May 31, 2009

Weekend With Shades - Sunday - May 31

A Monthly - Weekend With Shades - Column

By now you've probably seen this poster which became an iconic emblem of the Obama campaign in 2008. Hundreds of thousands,
perhaps millions, of these posters have been given away or sold since the inauguration of the President. But did you know that this poster was based upon this photograph?

The photograph was taken on April 27, 2006 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The photographer was one Mannie Garcia, a freelance photographer on assignment for the Associated Press. The Associated Press thereafter used the photograph to illustrate a story that it sent to its members, i.e., newspapers around the world. The story was about then-Senator Obama's concern about human rights in Dafur.


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