France Elections Regionales Scrutin du 22 Mars 1992

Paris, March 1992.

These are a couple of photos I took during my black-and-white phase, but they are instructive. The top photo shows special boards put up for election posters (affiches). It would be interesting to see if this approach might work in U.S. cities, possibly as a way to get more people interested in learning about the candidates and issues. One sees that unlike American campaign posters, many of these affiches show politicians' faces, and that some of them have more text and creativity than American campaign posters, which tend to have just the candidate's name, the office they are seeking, and maybe a slogan. The photo of the Jean Marie le Pen rally shows a French parallel to Pat Buchanan's candidacy here in the United States.