'Kenyans celebrated Senator Barack Obama's election victory at his family homestead near Kisumu, in western Kenya' photo: Evelyn Hockstein for The New York Times, from "The World Reacts"
Only a handful of times in our lives can we say, with certainty, that history is being profoundly shaped before our watching eyes. The election of Barack Obama as the next president of the United States is undoubtedly one of these moments. The world has watched the election and its results with rapt attention, not least of all the international community that adds the prefix "photo" to everything it touches. As such, here are some interesting takes, celebrations and comments from around the photo-blogosphere:
Rob Haggard (A Photo Editor) points out some great examples of the effective use of photography throughout the campaign. PDN lists five photos that clinched the election for Barack (and point out that it's a good day for print) while Boston.com posts 35 of the best images from the campaign trail. David Levi Strauss deconstructs Obama's groud-breaking 30 minute ad on the Exposures blog at Aperture, while Magnum posts photographs by several of their members, taken on election night. And of course, there are the gleeful and whimsical celebratory posts.