For the 2009 issue, our Editorial Group sent out a questionnaire which asked questions such as, "Is Barack Obama the most ‘visible’ US president to date, and if so how?"
We published almost two dozen responses to this and other questions about Obama and visual culture, including W.J.T. Mitchell's "Obama as Icon" and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's "The Modern Prince... 'to come'?".
We invite everyone to join us in revisiting this issue to look back at presidency that has been virtually inextricable from visuality.