You might expect sophisticated use of imagery by the U.S. Presidential candidates in the Instagram age. But the capture and use of imagery runs the gamut from good to bad. And with cash poor campaigns struggling to stay afloat, they often use whatever image is available to them.
In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and Allen take a look at the websites and Instagram accounts of some of the major Democratic candidates, as well as the incumbent President Donald Trump. What they find isn’t always pretty, but that’s politics for ya.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Report Card: Presidential Candidate Photography in the Visual Age
- Free vs Paid: Donald J Trump
- Buttigieg Campaign Used Stock Photo of Kenyan Woman to Illustrate Plan for Black America
- Getting out the Vote With Visuals: How 2020 Candidates Can Stand Out Online (paywall)
- How to Get a Selfie With Elizabeth Warren in 8 Steps
- Pete Buttigieg (@pete.buttigieg)
- Bernie Sanders (@berniesanders)
- Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethwarren)
- Kamala Harris (@kamalaharris)
- Joe Biden (@joebiden)
- Donald Trump (@realdonaldtrump)
- Cover photo by Gage Skidmore
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