23 November 2008

". . . try to embrace the boredom"

I discovered this really quite interesting article from The Minnesota Independent addressing the travails of photographers trying to make election recounts well, if not visually arresting, at least not tedious. The reporter, Paul Schmelzer, provides a whole set of examples of images made by photographers covering the recount now underway in the Minnesota U.S. Senate election. He also solicited thoughts from a couple of accomplished local photographers. Paul Shambroom
offers the sage advice I quote in the post title. He also agrees with Alec Soth that focusing on the contested ballots like the one I show here might afford the best angle. I have to admit, the problem with voting for Lizard People is that it makes it hard to distinguish one politician from another. One more predicament for those who try to see politics clearly.

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