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January 12, 2009

Your Turn: Barack And Michelle ’96, Hyde Park

Mariana Cook. Hyde Park. May 26, 1996.

I was interested in your take on this portrait by Mariana Cook, taken in May 1996, as part of a project photographing couples as well as interviewing them about their relationship. Here is the article at The New Yorker consisting of Michelle’s statement, and then Barack’s.

(image: Mariana Cook. Hyde Park. May 26, 1996.  website.)

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