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I took this photo in 2008. I like how many different ways it can be interpreted. I imagine MSNBC and Fox News would read entirely different meanings into this image. As time goes by, and especially in light of recent events, it seems to be taking on even more meaning.

At the time, the photo was shortlisted for possible publication in a Time Magazine feature about the election. (It didn’t make the cut).

On Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brianeden/3003062797/

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The history of the future

President Obama’s announcement about the killing of Osama Bin Laden. As viewed from the whitehouse.gov live stream on my iPad2.

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The Inauguration of Barack Obama 1/20/09

(Back in January, I went to Barack Obama’s inauguration. I never really finished writing about it, but if I don’t post it now, I figure I never will. So please pardon the abrupt ending.)


The alarm went off at 4:45 am. In case you haven’t seen a mid-winter 4:45 am lately, let me remind you, it’s not the prettiest time of day.

Bleary-eyed, I opened the closet and began the lengthy process of pulling on layer upon layer of warmth. In all, the clothes weighed more than Malia Obama. Continue reading

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Graphic Recording of Obama's Inauguration Speech

Context Research is my agency’s (Carton Donofrio Partners), ethnography division. They often work with Graphic Recorders, who bring the contents of their research, meetings and presentations to life through artistic murals.

Here is a Graphic Recording that Stephanie Crowley did for Barack Obama’s inauguration speech. Be sure to check out her website to learn more about Graphic Recorders.

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