While covering the inauguration of President Joe Biden, AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski focused his camera onto Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for two quick frames. Somehow the totally unremarkable photo perfectly captured Bernie’s spirit and a thousand memes were born much to Smialowski’s chagrin.
In this episode of PhotoShelter’s Vision Slightly Blurred, hosts Sarah Jacobs and Allen Murabayashi discuss Bernie Memes, Quil Lemons becomes the youngest photographer to get a Vanity Fair cover, Marzena Skubatz captures an Icelandic weather station, and NY’s MTA remembers the employees lost to COVID with a beautiful portrait exhibit.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Joe Biden Is President but Bernie Sanders Remains Meme Lord
- Bernie Sanders Chair Meme Photographer Details Famous Shot (via Rolling Stone)
- Bernie Sanders meme: Filters pop up on Instagram, Snapchat (via USA Today)
- 3D Print Your Own Sad Bernie Sanders (via Gizmodo)
- Quil Lemons becomes the youngest photog to shoot Vanity Fair cover
- Quil Lemons and A New Vision of Black Masculinity (via Interview)
- Monitoring the Weather at the Edge of the World (via NYT)
- Evgenia Arbugaeva’s Weather Man
- The MTA Has a New Citywide Memorial for Its Workers Lost to COVID-19 (via Curbed)
- Remembering the colleagues we lost to COVID-19 (via MTA)