BRAD ZUCROFF, PETAPIXEL:
"This year, I’ve noticed a trend—I’m not sure yet if the trend is good or bad—but it’s definitely changing the way presidential campaign events are staged and photographed.
"You would have to call the 2015-2016 campaign cycle, the 'Campaign of the Selfie.'
"After the speeches and the Q&A, when the candidate plunges into the crowd to meet supporters (we photographers affectionately call this 'the scrum'), it’s the rare supporter nowadays who wants to shake hands or get an autograph. What they really came to do, and want to come away with, is a selfie with the candidate.
"A picture posing beside the candidate taken by a friend or spouse, is a close second."
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