Luke N. Vargas Campaign photographer, political commentator, poet.
twitter: @TheCourier email: luke (at) politicalcourier . com
Where I'll Be
Massac Election 2012: 115+ events from 10 states.
Election 2008: 70+ events from 9 states.
I am a campaign photographer and political commentator covering my second election from the primary campaigns of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina on to the party conventions.
My photography has been featured in print & online editorial for Polish and Norwegian outlets, commercial use by campaigns and PACs, exhibited in Germany, and was selected by the Nobel Committee to accompany Barack Obama's 2009 Peace Prize.
Photos are available for purchase by campaigns, PACs, and by collectors at both the individual and institutional levels. Print or online media usage of my work is free with appropriate byline credit.
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In the early months of 2007 I scoured the internet for a fresh source of news about the New Hampshire primary. Outside of NECN and various blogs there wasn't much, especially anything from a student's perspective. Within a few days I was in the Granite State mingling with candidates, supporters, and staffers. Since then I haven't slowed down.
Throughout the 2008 election I edited The POV Magazine and covered the campaign in nine states for various news outlets, as well as this blog.
The 2012 election will bring more of the same as I the cover the twists and turns of the campaign from a variety of states and from my academic headquarters in New York.