January 21, 2009

Alan Chin From The Inauguration: First Draft Of History

What I find wonderful about Alan Chin’s inauguration photos is how they seem to inject historical distance. At the same time the public is imbued with the freshness, energy, confidence, talent and vision of the Obama presidency, these images seem to ask: How will this week stand the test of time? And, what are the longer-range prospects for all the enthusiasm?

…And then, if this feels like only a brief taste, here is the extended show of Alan’s inaugural coverage.

(images ©Alan Chin/Washington, January 2009)

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