To many, the 2016 presidential campaign has only deepened the cynicism about the American political system. In this presentation, Michael Shaw, the publisher of Reading the Pictures, offers a visual grand tour of Campaign ’16, from the anger and cynicism to the quirky irony to surprising instances of soundness.
On September 22nd, 2016, Michael Shaw presented a lecture at The School of Visual Arts in New York tracing the visual arc of this presidential election beginning with one Clinton tweet back in September 2014. A campaign like no other, he traces the evolution of this contentious exercise up to and through the party conventions. If visual perspective and context have been still more casualties of the process, you’ll find it here.