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November 5, 2008

Our Man In Grant Park: At The Turn


In advance our Alan Chin slide show of last night’s historic Obama victory, we start you off with this. The shot was taken at the Hilton at the party hosted by Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

For some reason, I can’t look at this without thinking about surviving Bush; the profoundly different stamp Obama will have on the culture than what Rove designed for us; America pivoting into a post-Boomer era; and God Bless America.

(image ©Alan Chin. November 4th, 2008. Chicago, IL)

About the Photographer

Alan Chin

Alan Chin was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. Alan Chin was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. Since 1996, he has worked in China, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, and throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. In the US, Alan has explored the South, following the historic trail of the civil rights movement and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, covered multiple presidential campaigns, and the Occupy Wall Street movement. He is a contributing photographer to Newsweek/Daily Beast and The New York Times, a member of Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA), and an editor at You can see all Alan's posts for BagNews here.

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