Oh They Cried, Too

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Jesse Jackson was far from the only American with tears streaming last night after Obama's victory was announced. Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko, originally from Moscow, now calls Paris home. He's a talented young photographer who explained via email that he's not a professional photojournalist -- yet! Last night/this morning in Paris, he attended ...

Third Presidential Debate

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 17th, 2008

Mccain, Joe the plumber, Obama [Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com / Flickr] Watch or read the third presidential debate here, if you missed it on Wednesday night. A lot of bloggers seemed relieved -- to put it mildly -- that debate season is now over. Here, with equal relief, is a last post-debate roundup. On the ...

Immigrants in the Military

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 9th, 2008

This photograph connects two major election issues: immigration and a military stressed by Iraq and Afghanistan. It was taken two years ago by cobalt123 at an immigration-reform march in Phoenix, Arizona: [cobalt123 / Flickr] The boy's sign does appear to be on target, at least according to the numbers from the beginning ...

Arizona Border Mural

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Cobalt123 photographed this mural near the corner of 16th Street and Thomas in Phoenix, Arizona -- John McCain's home city (hat tip to Sarolta Cump): [cobalt123 / Flickr] Cobalt isn't exactly sure what it means, but here's her interpretation, based on the way she sees immigration issues playing out in her community: About ...

Self-Portrait: A “Bitter” American

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Kurt Womack from Prescott, AZ, describes himself as a "proud 'typical white person' NRA member and talk radio listener." He was not happy about Obama's remark about bitter small towners clinging to religion and guns. This self-portrait (found by James Mills) is his response: [89AKurt / Flickr] In describing the photo, he ...

2008 or 1964?

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, April 10th, 2008

In the crowd at a John McCain rally in Prescott, Arizona (via Misa Dayson). It's not clear whether the man is lost in time or sending McCain some kind of message... [PaisleyPitbull / Flickr] In another picture from the same rally, you can see people dressed in what appear to be pioneer-era ...