UPDATE: 11 November 2008

There is some controversy swirling about in photography circles concerning the Callie Shell work (see The Big Picture, Again post of 11/11/08). Some believe it is clearly inspired, if not a direct rip-off (particularly, Shell’s Whistle-Stop Tour piece), of photographer Paul Fusco’s 1968 work on the RFK Funeral Train. Judge for yourself.

Revisit Callie Shell’s work in a Time photo essay (Time.com has a number of other great photo essays worth a long look) on the Obama campaign, including this great view of the Obamas watching Bruce Springsteen perform:


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