Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Congratulations, America!

This photo is borrowed from Khoi Vinh's website (via SwissMiss). The caption reads: Just a few minutes ago, some of my colleagues noticed a line forming out in front of the Times Building. People are queuing up to buy already scarce copies of today’s newspaper, presumably as mementos of the historic election of Barack Obama to the office of President of the United States.

It made me think of Robert Frank's photography series 'The Americans', which I love. I think this one fits well today:
(Political Rally, Chicago 1956. © Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York)


Uncle Beefy said...

Thank you, Janne! We'll take the congratulations! I am so moved by what happened yesterday that I can scarcely believe it happened. It is very difficult not to feel the tears of happiness warm my eyes when I think of the moment we've just witnessed.

And thank you to the rest of the world for helping us celebrate! We've all earned it...haven't we?

Janne said...

You sure have!

Francesca said...

great pictures janne, was very emotional yesterday.
and great flickr group you sent it! going to spend a few hours on there today!

Anonymous said...

I have Robert Frank's book The Americans, and love it too :)