Now that Barack Obama has officially assumed the presidency, the nation anxiously anticipates his fulfillment of his promise of change.Read the article by Jennifer Gambrell in The Davidsonian here.
But before the new legislative agenda takes shape, several transformations have already occurred. Former visual representations of our presidents rarely ventured beyond press photos or political cartoons. But Obama artwork has already encroached upon new realms.
For the first time in history, Obama's official presidential portrait was captured by a digital camera. Pete Souza, the White House's new photographer, snapped the shot on Jan. 13. He used a Canon 5D Mark II and took the picture without using a flash.