Politics & Prose -- Tom Tomorrow ("The Future's So Bright I Can't Bear To Look"):
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Description of Pictures: In the heat of election season... From the creator of the acerbic and hilarious cartoon, "This Modern World" comes his latest full-color compilation. Tomorrow looks unflinchingly at America and the world in the second, collapsing term of George W. Bush--and looks forward to the future, post-Bush era. This event is held in conjunction with the Small Press Expo at The North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center.
The speaker was introduced by Thad Ellerbe, from Politics and Prose.
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TTOMOR_081003_08.JPG: Thad Ellerbe, from Politics and Prose
TTOMOR_081003_70.JPG: Warren Bernard and Tom Tomorrow
TTOMOR_081003_72.JPG: Sara Duke, Warren Bernard, and Tom Tomorrow
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2008 photos: Equipment this year: I was using three cameras -- the Fuji S9000 and the Canon Rebel Xti from last year, and a new camera, the Fuji S100fs. The first two cameras had their pluses and minuses and I really didn't have a single camera that I thought I could use for just about everything. But I loved the S100fs and used it almost exclusively this year.
Trips this year: (1) Civil War Preservation Trust annual conference in Springfield, Missouri , (2) a week in New York, (3) a week in San Diego for the Comic-Con, (4) a driving trip to St. Louis, and (5) a visit to dad and Dixie's in Asheville, North Carolina.
Ego strokes: A picture I'd taken last year during a Friends of the Homeless event was published in USA Today with a photo credit and everything! I became a volunteer photographer with the AFI/Silver theater.
Number of photos taken this year: 330,000.