sexta-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2009

Imagens de 2008

O ano de 2008 foi um ano de mudanças estruturais na sociedade americana, eu diria. Da economia à política, passando pela cultura, pela saúde, ciência e pelo esporte, algumas barreiras foram superadas e muitas surpresas, boas ou não, chegaram às páginas dos jornais.

Como alguns leitores desse blog têm solicitado que meus textos sejam acompanhados de mais imagens, achei apropriado começar 2009 com uma bateria delas, relembrando o ano que passou.
Então aqui vão algumas imagens que contam um pouco da história do ano de 2008 nesse país.
Tentei trazer aquelas que refletem as narrativas e momentos mais importantes de cada mês, mas com certeza não são todas as histórias que tivemos. Além disso busquei imagens não tão convencionais de cada notícia e até mesmo algumas de ângulos bem excêntricos. E, apesar de concordar que uma imagem vale por mil palavras, há créditos explicando cada momento clicado. Divirtam-se!

REUTERS/Tim Sloan/Pool

President George W. Bush winks to a member of the audience before he delivers the final State of the Union address of his presidency at the US Capitol in Washington, On January.


Anthony Suau for TIME
Hillary Clinton departs a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire on January.


REUTERS/Nicholas Roberts
A photograph of Heath Ledger from the movie “Brokeback Mountain” rests among flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of the building where the actor died in New York January 23, 2008.

REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Javier Bardem (R) celebrates as he receives the Oscar for best supporting actor role for “No Country for Old Men” during the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood, February 24, 2008.

REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators watch from a pier as the space shuttle Endeavour launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, early March 11, 2008.

Christopher Morris / VII for TIME
John McCain gets patted down before boarding a plane in March, after a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas.


Callie Shell / Aurora for TIME
Barack Obama works the phones during a campaign stop in Providence, Rhode Island, in March.
REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Pool
Pope Benedict XVI waves from his plane as he arrives in Washington for his pastoral visit to the United States in this picture shot April 15, 2008 and released April 16, 2008.
REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
A foreclosed home is shown in Stockton, California May 13, 2008.

Callie Shell / Aurora for TIME

Barack Obama is joined by his wife Michelle and aide Valerie Jarrett, among others, as he makes his way to a victory speech St. Paul, Minnesota. The speech would be his first after clinching his party’s nomination in June.

Ray / Cedar Rapids Gazette / Rapport Press
Boathouses borne by rising floodwaters collide with a railroad bridge in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in June.
Callie Shell / Aurora for TIME
Not to be outdone by two aides who each did a pair of pull-ups, Obama does three before stepping out to address a crowd at the University of Montana.
Heinz Kluetmeier / Sports Illustrated
In pursuit of his seventh gold medal, US Swimmer Michael Phelps (left) races Serbian Milorad Cavic in the 100M Butterfly. Phelps would push past his opponent in the final meter of the race, miraculously beating him by .01 second. In China, on August.
Danny Wilcox Frazier / Redux for TIME
A video of departing President George W. Bush plays at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota on September.
Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle / Rapport Press

A house is engulfed in flames as floodwaters and crashing waves inundate beach homes on Galveston Island as Hurricane Ike approaches the Texas Gulf Coast on September.
Christopher Morris / VII for TIME
A young supporter of the GOP ticket arrives at a campaign event on Halloween Day dressed as vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin on October.
Gary Hershorn / Reuters
Obama and his wife Michelle depart the stage in Grant Park after winning the Presidential election on November 4, 2008.