Today there was a historic meeting between Hillary Clinton and Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi. And this photo ran in the New York Times and the Washington Post.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s opposition leader, in Yangon on Thursday.
What I see is what seems to be a cordial meeting. They’re both smiling and seem pleased to be together. I also notice that Hillary is wearing white and wearing her hair pulled back, as is Aung San Suu Kyi. I take that as a sign of respect on Hillary’s part. But other than that, the photo seems very straight forward, especially given the headline in the NYT “U.S. Will Ease Some Limits on Myanmar, Clinton Says”
When I went to the Wall Street Journal I noticed how they portrayed the event. Here’s the Photo they ran:
You can tell from the camera angle it was most likely taken by the same photographer. The pose is almost identical, but compare the images and the pictures tells a different story.
What about the captured moment?
In the NYT/Post image, Hillary is just beaming and that, in itself, says a lot. Look at how the two women are with each other and you can see they’re connecting and seem happy to be together. Look at the tilt of Aung San Suu Kyi’s head and you can almost see positive energy flowing between them.