Republican National Convention Day 2 – notable images
President Bush was unable to attend the RNC as originally planned, but instead he appears much larger than life on the huge screen addressing the convention live from the White House while first lady Laura Bush walks accross the stage at left.
Caption: U.S. first lady Laura Bush leaves the stage after introducing her husband, President George W. Bush, who spoke from the White House via satellite on a big screen to the 2008 Republican National Convention, in St Paul, Minnesota September 2, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Sen. McCain’s military service is no secret to the country and his campaign, and here the use of the large screen and impact of a familiar image of McCain as a POW, work to illustrate his service while former Sen. Fred Thompson speaks.
Caption: Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) speaks, with a picture of Republican presidential nominee John McCain behind him, at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St Paul, Minnesota, September 2, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar
A simple yet eye-catching image of a demonstrator’s fist with blurred police in riot gear has lots of impact without showing violence or chaos. With more depth of field this image would have had a very different feeling and may not have been nearly as effective.
Caption: A demonstrator raises his fist in protest in front of lines of riot police during protests that turned violent outside the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, September 2, 2008. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj