Iconic Obama poster based on Reuters photo

Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:52am EST

1 of 6. Shepard Fairey's posters of Obama became the iconic image of the historic campaign. After a bit of digging by a photographer and a blogger, it turns out that Fairey’s source material was a photo by a Reuters photographer.

Credit: Reuters/Jim Young

Shepard Fairey's posters of Obama became the iconic image of the historic campaign. It turns out Fairey's source material was a photo taken by a Reuters photographer.

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