Monday, November 03, 2008
When a photograph is made we say it's taken as if it were an act of theft or subterfuge.
But a shot like this seems to me to be freely given -- its subjects are seen, recognized, loved, and they respond generously to the photographer's gaze.
This is a shot of Barack Obama and his grandfather, Stanley Dunham. I'll lay money down that she was Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham -- who passed away last night -- who met their laughter with her own.