LINK TO VANITY FAIR SPREAD Seems to me the photos do their job well. Good intro for Beto, with almost a Rockwellian homage ... family, warm tones, casual, America. The dog! The open road, a little of that Kerouac influence Beto is playing with. Manipulative? Why not? It’s politics. Haven’t read the article yet. It was the pictures I was more interested in for the moment. Are these photos remarkable/extraordinary? No. I don’t think they’re trying to be. The first and particularly the last are the most iconic. They do seem relatable. Leibovitz seems to portray a distinctively appealing character, politics aside. She seems sympathetic to the persona Beto puts forth. And I mean “sympathetic” in the sense of harmonic resonance. She seems to get him and be able to visually translate the narrative he’s creating. To me, these are good story-telling photos, good character studies. She’s a celebrity photographer and he’s staked out a celebrity lane. Still, though, relatively understated as that goes. They are commercial. That’s Annie, at the top of her game.