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The Convention Draws Near: The Romney-Ryan Road Trip to Tampa

Election Day is going to come quicker than you know.

Long the Republican frontrunner, Mitt Romney has been gradually building momentum towards Nov. 6 since clinching the party nomination on May 29. Now, in the throes of virtually non-stop tours around the U.S. with running mate Paul Ryan, Romney moves to the next stage of his campaign next Monday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. 

Photographer Lauren Fleishman has watched Romney’s campaign evolve since she first began covering the former Massachusetts governor for TIME. Traveling with him through more than ten states since March, Fleishman became aware of how the Romney-Ryan team began to pull out the stops as the Republican National Convention loomed closer on the horizon.

This past week, as the Romney motorcade raced through Boston, New Orleans and Long Island, N.Y., TIME was granted some rare moments of behind-the-scenes access, as Fleishman tagged along with him at work on the campaign plane, and at a private luncheon with supporters.

(See more: Paul Ryan’s Life and Career in Photos)

The Romney camp, eager to reach crucial members of their party before the 2012 convention, had ratcheted up their game. Campaign events seemed grander; crowds swelled in front of more-energized-than-ever candidates. And, in as controlled an environment as the modern political campaign allows, Romney exuded a new spirit—that of Paul Ryan.

“Now that he has a running mate, the crowd gets really excited—it feels like almost twice the energy,” Fleishman said.

Lauren Fleishman is an award-winning photographer based in New York City. See her previous coverage of Romney on Super Tuesday here.

Related: The Rich History of Mitt Romney

Flash Forward Festival Boston 2012 Livestream

Flash Forward Festival Boston 2012 Livestream

Flash Forward Festival 2012

A collaboration with The Magenta Foundation

Hi All,

Touching base with a short dispatch from Flak Photo HQ…

Like a lot of you, I'm watching more photography-related videos online. (If you're interested, you can check out some of my recent favorites here on Vimeo.) I've also benefited from those forward-thinking organizations that have invested the time and resources to share their programs with the world using streaming video technology.

Photo education plays a key role in many of my projects so I was excited when The Magenta Foundation founder Maryann Camilleri asked me to join this year's Flash Forward Festival Programming Committee. That group is a passionate one and it was lots of fun working with them to bring this festival to life. We knew from the beginning that we wanted to broadcast this year's program online and now it's time — the festivities kick off Thursday, June 7 at 10 A.M. EDT.

Watch Flash Foward Festival Boston 2012 on the Flak Photo Stream »

I'm looking forward to sharing these programs with the online community and hope to produce more educational projects like this. If you are a photo/arts event coordinator interested in sharing your organization's video programming with a wider audience I'd love to here from you. Please feel free to contact me by email or Facebook at any time. Thank you!

Best,

Andy Adams
Editor • Producer • Publisher
FlakPhoto.com

Tony Luong, Mom Applying Make-Up

Tony Luong, Mom Applying Make-Up

Tony Luong

Mom Applying Make-Up,
Clinton, Connecticut, 2011
From the Two Roofs series
Website – TonyLuong.com

Tony Luong was born in Connecticut in 1987. His family moved to the United States two years before he was born to escape the Vietnam war. He graduated with a BFA in photography from the New England Institute of Art in 2010. His work mainly revolves around his family's background and what it means to be a first generation citizen. His work has been exhibited throughout Boston and through several online publications. His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Hemispheres Magazine, Financial Times, London and Vibe Magazine, among others. He recently published a small book of photographs from his ongoing project Two Roofs. Tony lives in Cambridge, MA where he is a freelance editorial and fine art photographer.

Tony Luong, Mom Applying Make-Up

Tony Luong, Mom Applying Make-Up

Tony Luong

Mom Applying Make-Up,
Clinton, Connecticut, 2011
From the Two Roofs series
Website – TonyLuong.com

Tony Luong was born in Connecticut in 1987. His family moved to the United States two years before he was born to escape the Vietnam war. He graduated with a BFA in photography from the New England Institute of Art in 2010. His work mainly revolves around his family's background and what it means to be a first generation citizen. His work has been exhibited throughout Boston and through several online publications. His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Hemispheres Magazine, Financial Times, London and Vibe Magazine, among others. He recently published a small book of photographs from his ongoing project Two Roofs. Tony lives in Cambridge, MA where he is a freelance editorial and fine art photographer.

Child’s Play at the Panopticon Gallery

I am thrilled to be part of a new exhibition, Child’s Play, starting April 12th (with the opening on APril 19th) at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston. This exhibition will feature photographs by Jane Tuckerman, Aline Smithson, Grace Weston, Lisette de Boisblanc and David Levinthal and examines how toys are portrayed through contemporary photography. The exhibition will run through May 28th, 2012.

“When you were a child, I suppose many of you had a favorite toy. Depending on what generation you grew up in, it could have been a number of things, from a Barbie doll to a Star Wars figure, a toy truck or a dinosaur, a Matchbox car, or even a Beanie Baby. But what happened to all of those toys? Do you still have them, were they passed down to another generation, or did they get discarded or sadly lost?

Images by Lisette de Boisblanc

Images by Grace Weston

Images by David Levinthal

Images by Jane Tuckerman

Images by Aline Smithson

Colleen Plumb, Outdoor World

Colleen Plumb, Outdoor World

Colleen Plumb

Outdoor World,
Portage, Indiana, 2008
From the Animals Are Outside Today series
Website – ColleenPlumb.com

Among other projects, for the past fifteen years Colleen Plumb has been working on a series of photographs about animals and the myriad ways that we’ve integrated them into our lives. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are held in public and private collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Milwaukee Art Museum, Southeast Museum of Photography, Fidelity Collection in Boston, and the Girls' Club Collection in Florida. Plumb’s work has been widely published. Her first monograph, Animals Are Outside Today (Radius Books, 2011), was named a 2011 Notable Book by PDN. She teaches in the Photography Department at Columbia College in Chicago.

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lachezar kostov and elizabeth means, cellos – live, ozawa hall, tanglewood
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