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October 11, 2009

But He Really Hasn’t Done Anything Yet — Right? (#2)

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December 2008

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June 2009

As I’m putting together a talk on Obama for FotoWeek DC, and thus looking over iconic photos from this past year, it makes me realize: 1.) how elegantly and effectively the mind blunts past tension and trauma, and 2.) how easily it all comes back — in this visual of “change,” for example — when you see it in pictures.

(image: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. From: President Obama Speaks in Cairo. Slideshow. Article.)

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