On the Today show this morning, Time magazine announced its choice for 2012 Person of the Year: President Barack Obama. We simply could not agree more with their selection.
Director of photography Kira Pollack and deputy photo editor Paul Moakley asked Nadav Kander to shoot the portraits that accompany the story, which you can read here. Pollack wrote about the cover shoot at Time‘s Lightbox blog. Here’s an excerpt:
“Last week, President Barack Obama, TIME’s Person of the Year for 2012, granted us a rare sitting with the legendary photographer Nadav Kander. We chose Kander because of his remarkable ability to capture the mood of a moment. He has photographed some of the most iconic people of our time — from Sir Paul McCartney and Brad Pitt to Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, who is also featured in this issue. The two Obama portraits appearing in the issue are the first formal portraits of the President since his re-election.” (Read the full blog post here: “Behind the Obama Cover: Person of the Year 2012.”)
To see the Person of the Year runners-up—one of whom is Mohamed Morsi, also photographed by Nadav—visit time.com.