As we get ready for Jan. 20 and the swearing in of a new president, I played back memories to realize just how amazing the 2008 election cycle was. While enough words have been written to fill a few hundred Web server farms and kill a couple thousand trees, it’s the photographs that tell such a human story.
The image below caught my eye. But you can find even more incredibly candid shots on these sites.
- Flickr behind-the-scenes essay on election night
- The Digital Journalist essay of the primaries and campaign
- Steve Simon, the passionatephotographer, who captured faces in Harlem on election night.
Say what you want about political philosophy and ideology. There’s something historic happening. And I’m glad to be sharing it with my children.