Image juxtaposition: “Stage management 2.0”

A 29 May 2011 NY Times article about US President Obama’s visit to the UK mentions an event relevant to image juxtaposition and crafting positive images:

“Before Mr. Obama took his seat, an aide asked that two fax machines behind him be removed. The machines, which would have appeared in photographs just above his head, “had the quaint feel of museum pieces,” according to a pool report filed by a Washington Post reporter in the room — not the sort of image one would want in a meeting about the digital age. The offending machines were stashed on the floor, out of sight.”

Those concerned about the President’s image paid attention to the objects (possessions) near the person (of the President) and what message this juxtaposition would send.

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 6:00 am by MTumeinski · Permalink
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