Barack Obama – Handshake

Callie Shell
Handshake, Peoria, Illinois 2006
“I made this picture in October of 2006 during the Illinois State races. Just three of us in a car: Senator Obama, a friend of his who was driving and me. I don’t think you could make this picture now. He had stopped at a rest area along the back roads of Illinois. There are no Secret Service agents, no staff, no motorcade or traveling press corps. It is a sharp contrast to the 200,000 person crowd that greeted Obama in Berlin less than two years later.” ~Callie Shell

Epson Ultrachrome Print Photograph
Signed in pencil au recto in print margin.
13×19″ image, printed on 17×22″ paper.

Also available in 9×13″ image, printed on 11×14″ paper.
Signed in pencil au recto in print margin.

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Image Copyright © 2009 Callie Shell. All Rights Reserved.