Found this fodder for my Obama and White House art project today at Talking Points Memo. White House photographer Pete Souza made this image while Obama was waiting for the arrival of Colombia's president. Pete knows good old Abe is always up for a photo op!
For the last couple of months TPM has been producing slideshows from the White House Flickr feed. While clearly they are making specific selections, they are reproducing images and captions without editorial comment. I know TPM isn't a neutral news site, but I find it a bit surprising that they are simply recirculating images so obviously designed to be pro-Obama images. I need to noodle around more in these slideshows to see what kinds of White House propaganda they are most attracted to.
Image credit: June 29, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.