Inauguration Memorabilia

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, January 24th, 2009

You've seen the t-shirts and hats and buttons. But the inaugural memorabilia went waaaaay beyond that. Blogger/site producer Karon Flage from Arlington, Virginia, (featured also here) spotted Obama water in tidy rows at the inauguration concert: [Karon Flage / Flickr] Phil, fellow Arlington resident and ballotvoxregular extraordinare, (check him out here, here, here, ...

Two Girls at “We Are One”

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

These two girls stood out in the images from yesterday's concert on the Mall. In his Flickr mugshot, ae! from Arlington (presumably Virginia) gives himself a blindfold, yet clearly he has a sharp eye: [ae! / Flickr] Mike Lynch, also from Arlington (definitely Virginia), works in radio marketing and production. His lens caught ...

Lincoln Was at the Concert, Too

Posted by Katherine | Monday, January 19th, 2009

Jqblue, just featured here, saw at least one familiar face among the masses at the inauguration concert yesterday: Abe Lincoln. [jqblue / Flickr] He looks bemused.

The Crowd at the Inauguration Concert

Posted by Katherine | Monday, January 19th, 2009

Some 400,000+ people squeezed onto the Mall for yesterday's inauguration-kick-off concert. They stretched close to a mile from the base of the Washington Monument all the way to the president-elect's VIP box at the Lincoln Memorial. By this morning, those many people had put up roughly a gazillion photos of ...

A Black Man Will Be President

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Obama speaking last night [super.heavy / Flickr] Cheryl started travelling the world in utero and has visited 22 countries. She's now based in Chicago and crammed herself into Grant Park last night with about 100,000 other cell-phone-checking supporters to hear Obama speak. This was her part of the history-making night: Every time ...

A Whole Lot of Pie

Posted by Katherine | Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Obama started talking about sweet-potato pie in his stump speeches earlier this month. It started as an anecdote about a Republican diner owner who is unhappy with the state of the country -- and became a way of connecting with his audience. At a rally in West Philadelphia on October ...

Veteran Voters in Nevada

Posted by Katherine | Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Tony Contini explained via Flickrmail that he took this photo at an American Legion in Sparks, Nevada, during a campaign rally. Apparently a McCain supporter and an Obama supporter both spoke to the veterans about the election. "Very interesting stuff," says Tony. [Tony Contini / Flickr] The focus on the veteran's ear ...

Black Man Running

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 31st, 2008

The undertones of race and racism in the campaign have gotten louder (subtly and not so subtly) in the last month or so, amplified, many believe, by Palin/McCain references to things like Obama's middle name and his "palling around with terrorists." A good moment, perhaps, for this picture, which affirms defiantly ...

Rallying for Obama

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

And now a companion series of pictures from recent Obama/Biden rallies. Also a fun fact for the day: When I typed "mccain rally" into Flickr earlier this afternoon, 6,357 photos surfaced. For "obama rally," 53,353 popped up. This obviously doesn't reflect the respective popularity of the two candidates, but maybe it ...

Rallying for McCain

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

An assortment of pictures from recent McCain/Palin rallies. Linnette Vasquez would like to live in Disney World. At the moment, though, she resides in Miami, where she attended a McCain rally last Friday and spotted this shy supporter: [linnette alissa. / Flickr] The same day, togross saw McCain holding up a "Joe the ...

Recently, On the Campaign Trail

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 10th, 2008

Three shots from three rallies in three states this month. University of Dayton political science major Emily says she likes photographing Disney World, but she seems to be documenting the campaign enthusiastically as well. (See another of her election pics here.) This photo was from a Palin rally in Wilmington, Ohio, ...

Pro-Palin Boys, Anti-Palin Bear

Posted by Katherine | Friday, October 10th, 2008

M. David Lehner caught these young Palin fans at a post-VP-debate rally in Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena. (Thanks, Ann Raber.) [lehnermd / Flickr] Damon D'Amato captured a less enthusiastic polar bear who, he explained via Flickrmail, was protesting at a Palin rally at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California -- ...

Fundamentals of Her Economy

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Renee from the Midwest -- a "goddess" -- takes photos "to chronicle life." Here she documents two things that are affecting most Americans right now: the economy and the election. The woman in this picture was at an Obama rally in Minneapolis last week, and she had a message for ...

McCain-Palin Announcement Rally

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Emily is a political-science major at the University of Dayton. She spent last autumn in DC, and it seems to have cemented her political bug; she was on hand at the McCain-Palin announcement rally in Dayton, Ohio, last Friday. Emily caught the candidates here in a flurry of flags: [er3465 / ...

Obama and Biden in Springfield

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

These two photographs show Obama and Biden onstage at their VP-announcement rally. Race has obviously been in the subtext and the overt conversation about Campaign 08, so what I like about this juxtaposition is the white hand waving at Barack and the black hand giving Joe a victory sign. The ...

Springfield’s Old State Capitol

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Just because it's a cool photo. It's a reflection of Springfield's Old State Capitol, where Obama introduced Biden as his running mate over the weekend. John Kannenberg took it. He's a visual and sound artist who "creates quietly reflective works [...] that blur the boundaries between intention and accident" -- ...

Springfield Security

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

A surprising number of people documented the rooftop and ground-level security at Springfield's Obama-Biden rally. From aspiring photographer Erin, who lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, here's what looks like the spotter half of a sniper team: [Eyes Azure / Flickr] Ariana de Chicago recorded a security checkpoint: [Ariana de Chicago / Flickr] What do you ...

Crowd in Springfield, Illinois

Posted by Katherine | Monday, August 25th, 2008

Flickr is amazing sometimes. Today we found great shots of Saturday's first Obama-Biden rally in Springfield, Illinois. Lots of citizens with a good eye wielding cameras out there. This photo by Bradjward is a quick preview; we'll feature more tomorrow. It shows part of the 35,000-strong crowd in front of ...

Montana Democratic Primary

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Tom Fite graduated recently from the Computer Science and Media Arts program at the University of Montana in Missoula. Even more recently, he went to an Obama rally in town: [Tomfite / Flickr] Fite wasn't the only one to have some initial trouble with the clock cleverness on the scoreboard: At first I ...

South Dakota Democratic Primary

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Stefan Hartwig is a web designer in South Dakota who attended a Clinton rally in Dell Rapids over the weekend. He says these two Secret Service agents were "perhaps the most laid back Agents ever... they were just chatting it up" while waiting for Bill and Chelsea Clinton to show ...