Nadav Kander

Obama's People


Page Count:79
ISBN:978 1 906412 27 2
Dimensions:31cm x 25cm
Obama's People

This series of photographs was originally published in the New York Times magazine. Each subject has been photographed in front of the same white backdrop, standing in a 2ft by 2ft box marked out by tape. They were asked to bring an item that disclosed something about their personality. "One guy [Senator Robert Casey] brought a basketball because he played daily with Barack Obama," says Kander. "Other people brought me ties. Ken Salazar [interior secretary] brought his cowboy hat. A lot of people said, 'Look I've got two BlackBerries' - surprise."