Few extended events are covered as thoroughly as U.S. Presidential campaigns, as news organizations from all over the world ask photojournalists to come back with unique and expressive photographs from heavily covered, repetitive opportunities. Boston.com has gathered 35 of the best photographs of President-Elect Barack Obama from the campaign of 2008.
The photographers in this set are Jim Young, Chris Carlson, Emmanuel Dunand, Alex Brandon, Stan Honda, Jae C. Hong, Doug Mills, Jason Reed, Yoon S. Byun, Joe Raedle, Jeff Fusco, and Pouya Dianat.
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Featured Comment by Bill Bresler: "Nice gallery. I've photographed nearly every presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan. Every time I've done so, I've had a gut feeling about the candidate. History tells me that I need to listen to my gut. I photographed Barack Obama in early September. If my gut reaction is still accurate, this guy is the real deal.
"Here's my favorite from that campaign rally. I couldn't help but notice these pauses, before he would continue speaking.
"I had the same gut reaction to John McCain in 2000, but eight years later, it was gone."