Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Columnist Maureen Dowd Talks to Photographer Diana Walker Regarding Powerful Hillary Clinton Photographs

Photograph by Diana Walker for Time.
In the New York Times op-ed column "State of Cool," Maureen Dowd discusses how one iconic photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has endowed Clinton with "Clint Eastwood cool."

Time Photographer Diana Walker, who took the black and white photo of Clinton on a C-17 flight last fall from Malta to Tripoli, told Dowd she got a letter from a young woman, a friend of her son’s, who said she stared at the image for a long time. “It truly sent chills down my spine,” the woman wrote, “and I immediately shared it with my daughter because of the power it portrayed.”

To read the entire column, click here.

Photographer Diana Walker has been a contract photographer for Time magazine since 1979. She served as one of Time’s White House photographers during the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations.

Check out some of Walker's phenomenal work in Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, which features photographs of President Ronald Reagan and President George H. W. Bush. Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, an anthology produced by the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance and featuring the work of 108 authors and illustrators, has been making headlines since it was published in September 2008. An incomparable collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, poetry, and a stunning array of original art, Our White House offers a multifaceted look at America’s history through the prism of the White House. 

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