Campaign Data Mining for The New York Times

October 16, 2012 — 1 Comment

I was fortunate enough to get assigned to photograph Nicole Rigano, a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union 1059, for a piece on campaign data mining of the personal lives of the public through entities like Facebook. It was the first time I had to work on a deadline as quick as this one. The shoot began at 9:30 AM and pictures had to be transmitted by 10:30 AM. It was an exciting spurt of time. I was expected to make portraits and then gather as much of the scene as I could in that time frame. I had been hoping that they would be traveling door to door canvassing during my shoot period but it didn’t work out. What I learned from this assignment was that I always need to have some sort of a plan if things don’t work out the way you expect and time isn’t on my side. Thank god for buildings with an abundance of windows. A huge shout out to my dude, Andy Spear, for passing this assignment along. Much appreciated. Thanks for looking.

You can read the story here:

and here:

A clip from the story on The New York Times website was used on the Today Show this morning:


One response to Campaign Data Mining for The New York Times


    Way to go, Ian! This is awesome.

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