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September 19, 2018

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WISH YOU WERE HERE:

Obama, while she can

People take pictures to share a time or a place with friends and family. Leila Navidi enjoys making pictures of people recording those special moments, and asking them — why then, why there, what does it mean to them? When they exchange snapshots, photographer and photographed share a memory from two perspectives. Wish you were here.

Dr. Barbara Carter, a Las Vegas precinct captain for Sen. Barack Obama, takes a photo of the Democratic presidential hopeful amidst a crush of admirers after his speech at Del Sol High School on Jan. 11.

“That was exciting. It was such a crowd there, and to be able to get so close to him, it was like a miracle! I really wanted to be able to do that, because I know that as time goes on, with all the security and everything, the chances of getting close to a candidate, or the president, which I hope he’ll be, would be very slim.”

Carter admired her own photography skills:

“It’s a very good picture, if I have to say so myself. It turned out really clear and crisp and I will keep that picture forever, whether he wins the nomination or not. I think he’s already made history and I’ve been a part of it.”

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