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French photojournalist Gerald Holubowicz Captures Obama

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When French photojournalist Gerald Holubowicz set out to pursue his dream of covering an American presidential election, he was drawn to the experience on both an intellectual and emotional level. Holubowicz was immediately struck by supporters’ emotional response to then-candidate Obama. Covering the campaign from its humble beginnings to election night in Harlem to a chilly January day in Washington, D.C. when Obama was sworn in as president, Holubowicz was struck by distinct differences between French and American politics. “The real difference comes from the population itself, how the candidate and the message are received. I saw people crying, overwhelmed by their emotions. I often felt a quasi-religious atmosphere during the speeches. It was quite a theatrical ambiance, where you could feel a very strong patriotic sentiment. I think we French people are less focused on the show part of the politics and too much on the intellectual aspect.”

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Written by Jon Cronin

March 9, 2009 at 18:32

TRACE TV Opens In New York

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TRACE, the international TV network of French origin, announces the opening of a TRACE branch in New York to build closer relations with the American urban entertainment scene.

TRACE contributes to expose a truly diversified France in the same way that Obama’s election solidifies the American commitment to diversity. In all its countries of operations, TRACE shows the same dedication to promote diversity, global understanding and knowledge through urban music and culture

Written by Jon Cronin

February 28, 2009 at 23:11

Quote of the Day – Obama

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“Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.”


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Written by Jon Cronin

January 21, 2009 at 16:31

Posted in Obama, Quotes

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