Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama Politics: Photography

With so many great events and coverage of our soon to be President Obama, I ran across two news bits that I found really interesting. The Obama administration has released the official portrait (seen to the left) that will be used for the President. The photo was taken by new White House photographer Pete Souza and is the first official Presidential portrait to be taken on a digital camera.

In addition, Shepard Fairey's incredibly famous Obama portrait (seen to the right) has received an ultimate honor by being included in the National Portrait Gallery. Fairey's work was emblazoned on t-shirts, posters and billboards across the U.S. in 2008. The art piece was installed in the Gallery Saturday.


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