Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Oooh, is One of Them Yuri Gripas?


Photographers shoot the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Bill after President Obama signed it at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science February 17, 2009. (Larry Downing/Reuters)


No, tragically. I guess the only thing we know for sure is that none of the above are Larry Downing, and that's a shame because he is one of my favorites. The snappers shown are probably Gerald Herbert, who covered the event for AP, UPI's (they're still around?) Gary C. Caskey, and AFP's Jim Watson. Here's Herbert's exciting shot:



Watson's is a little more action-packed:



And Downing, of course, couldn't resist shooting it himself after shooting the other photographers shooting it:




Caskey's shot apparently didn't make the cut. Perhaps it lacked the drama and excitement of the others. Who knows?

12 comments:

Lulu Maude said...

Get that cord out of the way!

The most interesting feature is Obama's signature. That 'bama snuggled in his O.

Steve said...

What is Lynyrd Skynyrd's signature doing in between Nancy's and the Big O's?

Toriko said...

Princess... this should become a more regular feature. I know we often discuss the relative merits of news photographers, but I did like the opportunity to compare and contrast different takes on the subject. Thank you!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Holy cow, whos insane signature is that in the middle?
And Obama's is more like a really cool autograph.
Can this be a new feature? I love seeing people's handwriting.

rptrcub said...

I would have thought Barry signed his name using one of those logotype O's his campaign used. Actually, that's not a bad idea....

Madduane said...

Did that middle sig rip the paper a couple of times? Somebody's suppressing a lot of anger...

Matty Boy said...

Princess: UPI is still around, but now it's owned by the Moonies, not unlike Washington D.C.'s fine second newspaper, the Washington Times.

But I'm sure you knew that.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Right, I was aware of that, of course. But who uses their service anymore?

J d T said...

Robert Byrd was born in 1917. So maybe let's go easy on the quondam Exalted Cyclops. Maybe it's time to dig out the Autopen, though?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Karen and Toriko: I do like the idea of a regular feature on photographs of boring, static documents, but those shots really don't seem to happen very often, and when they do, I almost always show them here because they're so weird. Remember all those "Condolenzza" shots?

drew in sf said...

I don't know Princess... I get the feeling that the paparazzi will now be following the President's signature around, stalking it outside of Hollywood clubs and the beaches of Hawaii, hoping to get the money shot... his signature getting into a street fight with a frivolous tax break, or perhaps an opportunity to catch his well-endowed O topless...

karenzipdrive said...

Petey, I'll send you any autograph or document shots I run across.