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June 9, 2009

Your Turn: The Artful President


The best analysis of this image on the White House Flickr stream, if you can call it that, was “man in a bubble.”

Doesn’t this photo, taken of the Obama family at the Pompidou Museum (and currently sitting atop the Flickr site), though, have a good deal to say about the Administration’s perception/projection of itself as modern, curious, aesthetic, intellectual, contemplative, familial and, yes, visual?

(image: Pete Souza/White House. Paris. June 6, 2006. WH Flickr stream)

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