Photography: US Elections
In September 2008, in the run-up to the US Presidential election, I travelled to Virginia to investigate the Obama campaign's voter registration efforts. The campaign was co-ordinating a massive drive to sign up new voters - in particular African Americans, who traditionally vote at a low rate.
The Democrats' attempt to change the electoral landscape of the state paid off - on November 4 Virginia went blue for the first time since 1964.
My story and photographs ran in the New Statesman shortly before the election. The piece is available here.
My travel was funded by a grant from the Fulbright Commission.