Election 2007

Mara B, also known as “Violator3” took the photo on which this fortnight’s cover is based. Dressed in a formal suit, holding up a paper cutout of a neutral emoticon, “Blank” managed to capture—at least to us—how difficult it is to tell when a politician is being him or herself.

“I think she comes from another planet,” says fellow Flickr user Francesco Remolo. “She takes photos of her life showing us ours.”

Mara has a fabulous, expressive collection online, including a whole series about her fairy tale relationship with old leather suitcases. You can check them out at tinyurl.com/2gtppt

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Cover design by Elling Lien.