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Author: Shaun La

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A black photographer for a black president?


In a way, if the U.S. had (had) a Black Chief Photographer photographing President Obama along with the 1st Black Family, this would have been a perquisite for the future of the United States & with the racial issues in the United States being on an uneven foundation, politically as well as societal, knowing that a Black photographer witnessed & photographically recorded such a milestone in U.S. politics, would have been a visual freedom, worth looking forward to.

Photographer Shaun LA tries to give an answer.
Obama photographed by an unknown (black?) photographer published on

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