What the administration doesn’t seem to be considering, however, are the consequences of preventing the visual media from creating and distributing the same boring snap of the two men facing each other. Of those consequences, one is that the press, beyond the venting and the resentment, is going to raise its game.
Talking Dharapak again, the photographer came to deliver a vivid shot (a rejoinder, perhaps?) on Capitol Hill a couple weeks later. Capturing a slightly goofy spiritual emissary juxtaposed with that sun-shiny circular suggestion-of-a-planet in Boehner’s office, Dharapak fills the editorial vacuum left by the White House with a picture that is not just as colorful as the man, but delivers the kind of creative expression that, in fact, does make people pay attention.
Shared on Mar 21, 2014