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Scout Tufankjian: Yes We Can

by Karen Day in Culture on 21 November 2008

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No matter your political affiliation, the in-depth, behind the scenes look at Barack Obama's campaign trail in Scout Tufankjian's new book, "Yes We Can," will leave you feeling amazed. Published by art and contemporary culture experts, powerHouse Books, "Yes We Can" is a collection of intimate photographs of our President-Elect as he made his journey from Illinois to the White House.

Unsure of whether it was worth the five hour trip from Scout's home in Brooklyn to Obama's appearance in New Hampshire nearly two years ago, it was at that event the photographer became fascinated with him and decided to document Obama's campaign full-time no matter what it took. With a credit card in hand to cover the $500 a flight cost of traveling with Obama as his campaign intensified, Scout spared no expense and even had to be dissuaded from driving through a blizzard to attend a small town hall meeting when she was sick. Scout allowed nothing to prevent her from capturing every aspect of Obama's campaign, and because of that her book is full of emotional pictures of Obama, his family, and his supporters.

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Having graduated from Yale with a degree in political science, Scout spent four years photographing the conflict in the Gaza Strip before covering the Obama campaign.

To be released 8 December 2008, you can preorder the book directly from Amazon.

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