Before the Campaign ‘12 results come in this evening, I want to pay my respects to one of America’s finest editorial photographers. I’m constantly taken by his ability to capture meanings on multiple levels. Take his images from candidate Romney’s final blitz, for example. On face value, Stephen Crowley is merely offering glimpses into stagecraft and campaign ephemera. Look further though, and the photos are silent editorials, even essays about the candidate, his personality and political culture.

I want to touch on a few of Crowley’s images that appeared in yesterday’s New York Times slideshow entitled: “To the White House? Or Home to Massachusetts?” as Crowley sees Mitt back to the land of the 1%.

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Bag’s Take-Away:
 Assad as Mickey Mouse. What could be more ironic? From Oliver Hartung’s Signs of Syria (NYT). 
via The New York Times
(credit: Oliver Hartung caption:  Between Damascus and As Suwayda. 2009.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Assad as Mickey Mouse. What could be more ironic? From Oliver Hartung’s Signs of Syria (NYT).

via The New York Times

(credit: Oliver Hartung caption: Between Damascus and As Suwayda. 2009.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Romney poses in front of Solyndra, the solar energy company that went under after receiving millions in federal loan guarantees in an attack on President Obama’s management of the economy. 
Whether outshone in the news cycle by portrait unveilings and verdicts, the story has no political traction or there’s no real visual hook there, photographer Jim Wilson captures Mitt, playing for soundbites, upstaged by a building.
via The New York Times 
(credit: Jim Wilson/The New York Times caption:  Mitt Romney in California, at the headquarters of Solyndra, a failed solar company that got millions in federal loan guarantees.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Romney poses in front of Solyndra, the solar energy company that went under after receiving millions in federal loan guarantees in an attack on President Obama’s management of the economy. 

Whether outshone in the news cycle by portrait unveilings and verdicts, the story has no political traction or there’s no real visual hook there, photographer Jim Wilson captures Mitt, playing for soundbites, upstaged by a building.

via The New York Times

(credit: Jim Wilson/The New York Times caption: Mitt Romney in California, at the headquarters of Solyndra, a failed solar company that got millions in federal loan guarantees.)

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