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Remixing the Obama Inauguration

Friday, February 6th, 2009

By chris-teja

D.C-based writer and photographer Emily Troutman has received a lot of attention this week for this stunning photo essay in which she asked D.C. residents to choose a single word to express how they feel about our new president.

President Obama: Words for How We Feel Now from Emily Troutman on Vimeo.

Participants were given the following 26 words to choose from: alive, angry, anxious, awed, believe, curious, dancer, excited, grateful, happy, hopeful, human, humble, jealous, joyful, love, Obama, patient, proud, ready, scared, skeptical, tired, together, wonder, and worried. Emily noted the overwhelmingly positive results on her blog, saying, “No one picked the word Angry or Scared, despite my best efforts. Even Rubin Israel, the man holding the sign ‘Homo Sex is Sin’ would only go so far as ‘Skeptical.’” Now we’re talking.

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