“Politics in Play:
Photography in the 2012 Presidential Race”

November 13, 2012 – December 17, 2012

Opening Night rescheduled:
Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.


   Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.
             - W.C. Fields

Photographers Damon Winter, Lauren Fleishman, & Ricardo Cases, will exhibit images from the 2012 primaries and presidential race.
 
Opening night will feature their assigning editors—Paul Moakley, deputy photo editor at Time, and Cornelius Schmid, picture editor at The New York Times—leading a discussion about these images and how magazines decide to shape their campaign coverage.

 
“This is a delicious chance to view campaign photography shot in three extremely different styles," says curator Anna Van Lenten. "With Paul and Cornelius on hand to take us through Damon’s, Lauren’s, & Ricardo’s photos, we’ll also get a sense of the story-making picture editors do to get readers’ attention and to characterize candidates and supporters.”
 
The Half King Photography Series is dedicated to showing exceptional documentary photography. In tandem with its reading series, it fosters a dialog between photographers and writers that underscores the importance of their relationship. Co-curating its photography series are James Price, photo editor at Newsweek, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.
 
Damon Winter is a staff photographer for The New York Times. Lauren Fleishman is a freelance photographer. She followed the 2012 Romney campaign for Time magazine. Ricardo Cases is a freelance photographer who covered the Republican primary in Florida for Time magazine.

 

The Half King Photography Series is dedicated to showing exceptional photojournalism. In tandem with its reading series, The Half King fosters a dialog between photographers and writers that underscores the importance of their unique relationship. Co-curating its photography series are James Price, Photo Editor at Newsweek, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.

 

 

The Half King photography series is curated by James Price and Anna Van Lenten



Previous exhibitions at The Half King