Images © Nadav Kander. Obama's People
In December and early January 2009,
Kander's keen-eye for subtle beauty and bold colours seem the perfect match for the weighty responsibility of documenting the leaders of the free world.
'I wanted the portraits to be uplifting, but, I also wanted them to have a historical context in thirty, forty years, which is when I'm hoping they'll be most interesting. I was really trying to make accurate portraits of these people; accurate and uplifting portraits. What's been most interesting for me is how differently people view them, that's what it's really about, making people react in some way'
Obama's People' at Flowers Gallery,