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"Out of many, we are one." - Barack Obama | by Ånne
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"Out of many, we are one." - Barack Obama

This is a photo mosaic created from many of the faces of people who attended the Barack Obama rallies that I photographed.


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I'm a photographer. I photograph interactive panoramas for websites and newspapers. When I photographed Obama rallies I could always find a spot on the risers that faced the sea of people. The rest of the press was there to photograph Barack Obama, I was there to document the enormity of the event, the people who attended. I wish you could have seen what I saw every time I stood up on the press risers and looked into the crowd.


Barack Obama would say that this wasn't about him, it was about us. I heard his message of inclusion and unity when he spoke and when I looked out into the crowds I saw that same message. The largest and most diverse crowds I've ever seen gathering together to be a part of this process, many for the first time.


I wanted to illustrate what I saw every time I climbed to the top of those risers and looked out into the crowd. This is what I saw.


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Taken on November 30, 2008