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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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William J. Clinton, Forty-Second President
President Clinton prepares to speak in  Ghana.,  Diana Walker, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Diana Walker, 1998
President Clinton prepares to speak in front of an estimated half million people at Independence Square in Accra, Ghana. During his trip to Africa, Clinton also met with victims of genocide in Rwanda and visited the Robben Island prison cell that once held Nelson Mandela.
Read this photograph:
Describe the setting of the photo. What do the facial expressions and gestures of the audience tell you about their relationship with Clinton? And what does the president's body language indicate about his reaction to the crowd? Why did the photographer choose to shoot from this angle?
 
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President Clinton works aboard Air Force One.President Clinton prepares to speak in  Ghana.President Clinton walks solemnly into the White House.
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President Clinton speaks in Beverly Hills.President-elect Bush visits President Clinton in the White House.President Clinton heads for the plane on his last day.

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