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I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson, and I told him what this little trick was.
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"I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson, and I told him what this little trick was. He felt very much part of it and had me take pictures of people unbeknownst to them"

- Ben Shahn

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This quote by Ben Shahn is a reflection on his time invested circumnavigating Arkansas with Senator Robinson. Shahn was most likely referring to a political campaign, as he discusses taking images of individuals unbeknownst to them. This recommends that Shahn was recording honest shots of people in order to utilize them in a project. It is likely that Senator Robinson knew this and was helpful of the concept. This quote talks to the close relationship between Shahn and Senator Robinson, as Shahn felt comfortable enough to share his concepts with the Senator and the Senator wanted to participate in the strategy. It likewise talks to the power of photography in political campaigns, as Shahn was able to capture pictures of individuals that might be used to promote the Senator's project.

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Ben Shahn This quote is written / told by Ben Shahn between September 12, 1898 and March 14, 1969. He was a famous Artist from Lithuania. The author also have 26 other quotes.

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