Obama’s Moment of Compassion

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP The most evocative photograph to emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy – a photograph meanwhile reproduced all over the world – captures Barack Obama hugging Donna Vanzant, a woman from Brigantine, New Jersey, who lost her livelihood in the disaster. Several different images of that encounter are in circulation,…

A Photo Op Gone Awry

The political aides and PR consultants of British prime minister David Cameron are usually very astute in arranging photo opportunities. Who could forgot the amazing footage of Cameron playing Ping Pong alongside Barack Obama at a school for children from low-income families in London. Cameron welcomed Obama in May 2011 to reinforce the transatlantic ‘special…