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"When I'm feeling something intensely, or know that I'm witnessing a significant moment, I often reach for my camera. These past four years have been so inspiring that I've taken more photographs than ever before in my life. Since the 1992 presidential campaign, I've shot hundreds of rolls of film, recording special family moments, important public events, and my travels around the United States and abroad. I look for the picture that tells a story--two old men gossiping in a marketplace in Marrakech; a bride and groom embracing in a public square in St. Petersburg; Al, lying flat on the floor in the presidential palace in Pretoria, getting tips on back exercises from Hillary Clinton; Kristin hugging her father the day she went off to college.
"The role of photography in my life has taken time to evolve. In my twenties, I was trained to use a camera as a tool for communication, a task for which photography is of course superbly well suited. But over the years, I have come to appreciate photography even more as an art form and a means of self-expression. It's not easy to capture an image that has the power to evoke complex feelings. When I do, it's tremendously satisfying. Finally--and most importantly, perhaps --photography is a way of keeping alive that part of myself which is not shared with anybody else." --From Picture This