Campaign’s emotional baggage
Blog Guy, your recent posts about political coverage have been a virtual textbook for aspiring photojournalists, what with pieces on shooting shoes, handshakes, stair-climbing and what-not. What else makes for a great photo?
You mean like suitcases?
Yep, especially journalists’ suitcases. The public has an insatiable appetite for details of what kind of luggage we travel with, as you can see from these photos from yesterday.
Just look! Festive red ones, somber black ones, hard, soft…. I personally think we’ve kind of under-played the press luggage angle for this campaign, so these shots are a welcome change.
Baggage belonging to the traveling press is laid out on the tarmac for a security sweep before loading onto Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s plane at Albuquerque Airport, October 26, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed