Topic: politics

©TIME, Photograph by Douglas R. Gilbert—LOOK Magazine/Courtesy Library of Congress
The Backstory

Behind the Cover: The Unseen Photos of Lenore and Mitt Romney

When Douglas Gilbert photographed Lenore Romney’s U.S. Senate campaign for LOOK Magazine in August of 1970, little did he know that one of his unused images would end up on the cover of TIME 42 years later.

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Photo by Marco Grob for TIME
The Backstory

Behind the Cover: Marco Grob Photographs Benjamin Netanyahu

In late April, Marco Grob traveled to Jerusalem to photograph Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for this week’s cover story by TIME’s managing editor Rick Stengel.

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Gregory Bull—AP
Man on the Wire

So Long, Swoosh: Bidding Farewell to Callista Gingrich’s Famous Bob

With Newt Gingrich leaving the presidential race, LightBox looks back on Callista Gingrich’s now-famous Swoosh, which seemed to captivate photographers all along the campaign trail.

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Narciso Contreras—Polaris
Photo Essay

On the Front Lines with the Kachin Independence Army

Mexican photojournalist Narciso Contreras documents the ongoing conflict in Burma’s Kachin State.

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Peter Hapak for TIME
Photo Essay

The Victims of Assad: Photographs by Peter Hapak

TIME was granted vast access during the first week of April to the Reyhanli and Yayladagi camps in Turkish territory to document, through words and pictures, the travails of the thousands who were fleeing Syria.

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Stefano de Luigi—VII
Out There

Stefano de Luigi Photographs the Cinema of Iran

If anything belies the demagogic sheen of Iran’s image in the West, it is the irrepressible sophistication and class of Iranian cinema.

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Lauren Fleishman for TIME
Photo Essay

On the Trail with Romney: Photographs by Lauren Fleishman

As the Romney campaign charged towards many victories on Super Tuesday, photographer Lauren Fleishman documented the candidate from Ohio to Massachusetts.

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Andrew Cutraro—For TIME
The Backstory

The State of Michigan: Andrew Cutraro Photographs the Republican Primary

In his photographs of the Michigan primary for TIME, Andrew Cutraro wanted to capture a sense of a state where the sentiment—at least outside the orchestrated campaign events—matches the landscape.

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Ricardo Cases for TIME
Photo Essay

A Sunshine State of Mind for the Florida Primary

Spanish photographer Ricardo Cases embarked on a week-long road trip shooting the Florida primary for TIME (along with everything else in his path). It was his first encounter with American politics.

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Glenna Gordon
Photo Essay

Living with the Past in Liberia

As Liberia inaugurates Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to her second term as president today, photographer Glenna Gordon reflects on how the West African nation continues to grapple with its complicated past.

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