Office of the Mayor

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as published in Bloomberg Businessweek, August 4th, 2011

Karen Frank of Bloomberg Businessweek asked me to follow Rahm Emanuel in his new role as the mayor of Chicago. I don’t usually shoot on-the-move documentary pictures but I’m keen to do political portraits and accepted the candid work as part of the deal.

The Photo-J portion worked out fine but getting the Mayor to hold still for a portrait turned out to be something of a challenge. When I asked one of his aids about arranging time for a sitting she laughed and said we’d be lucky to get him to stay in one place for sixty seconds. I was less amused, and after making my argument for a dedicated session multiple times they coordinated five minutes of undivided attention for me.

Mayor Emanuel gives an impromptu speech at Kennedy-King College, June 30th, 2011

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