March 4, 2008
Our Man In Ohio #1: Beyond The Phrase
This is the first in a 48 hour series of Ohio primary dispatches from photojournalist and BNN Contributer Alan Chin.
In an effort to challenge the charge he lacks substance, Obama has shortened his stump speech and conducted more townhall meetings. This event on Sunday at Westerville High School, with an extended Q and A session, lasted 2 1/2 hours, whereas most of Obama’s New Hampshire appearances, more like pep rallies, ran about half-an-hour. Alan tapped this image specifically for the way Obama slowed the pace and tempered the energy.
Of course, if a photographer was looking for something “Kennedy-esque,” those opportunities were still there. But, as Alan reports, such a shot would not have been reflective of the character of this event.
(image: ©Alan Chin. Westerville, Ohio, outside Columbus. March 2, 2008. Used by permission)