Friday, October 31, 2008

NC: Faces from the Frontline

MY NEW VIDEO!! A video montage from political battleground state North Carolina in the last weeks of the 2008 Presidential Election. VOTE, VOTE NOW, VOTE OBAMA!

NC: Faces from the Frontlines from Maital Guttman on Vimeo.

Created and Produced By
Maital Guttman and Madeleine Sackler

Photographs by
Maital Guttman and Michael Faber

Music by
Mark Hill

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Raleigh Rally!

today, Madeleine and I saw Obama in Raleigh. She made it to the press section and I made it to the bleachers twenty feet behind him. It was my fifth time seeing him, and each time, I am more and more inspired. Enjoy the pics!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Some photos from the campaign trail

North Carolina! Raise Up!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Joe the Senator

Joe (the Senator) Biden speaks at Wake Forest University on Oct 23, 2008. Here, he speaks about the deal between the government and the youth- they'll help pay for college if people do military or national (ie Americorps) service. Brilliant.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rapper for Obama

While waiting in line at the Obama rally in Fayetteville, NC. Oct. 17, 2008.

check it...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Grandmother for Obama

We met this Southern Grandmother while standing in line to hear Obama speak in Fayetteville. I love the Southern drawl, especially her granddaughters!

*note: this is also the moment I learned that Colin Powell endorsed Obama earlier that morning!

Oct. 17, 2008

Obama in Asheville

powerful and inspiring- yes, we can!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cowboy for Obama

Well, I have officially been to FOUR Obama appearances: the Western Wall in J'salem, his acceptance speech at Invesco Field, Asheville, NC and now military-town Fayetteville, NC. I'd never been before and was excited to check out the area and its Obama supporters.

Here we came across a real cowboy (and vet) for obama!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Obama in Fayetteville, NC

Howdy Folks! Well, the Obama tour took me today to Fayetteville, NC. I had never been to this mostly military town, and was excited to head there with my best friend Kym, who came all the way from NYC to volunteer for the weekend! Why has Obama made so many appearances in our small state of NC, you may ask? Because though we may be a "hidden gem," known for our sweet tea- at election time, we hold 15 electoral votes that, if won by Obama, could set him over the edge to become the next President of the United States. God willing! Excitingly, this state has not gone blue since 1972, but from the looks of what's happening on the ground, this state might actually be the deciding factor!

This was my fourth time seeing Obama (after Jerusalem, Denver, and Asheville). This time, unlike the others, I had tears flowing down my cheeks throughout his speech- as he spoke about Colin Powell's endorsement, how it speaks to the nature of this campaign, how it brings people together- "Blacks, Whites, Hispanic, Native American, democrat, and republican" we are all American. As I looked at the faces around me, there were two things that I noted. The first is that the crowd, though it had all sorts of people, was a majority of African-Americans. As we interviewed whites and blacks, I couldn't help but feel inspired that this is exactly what this country needs. Electing Obama will help to heal the wounds of slavery, segregation, and race relations in this country. Electing our first African-American President will enable us to talk about our identities, our race, our experiences- and rather than divide us, I believe that Obama will, and already has, unite us in our common desire to believe in a better America for all people. Yes We Can!

I also noted that there was a high percentage of army families. In fact, the woman who introduced Obama is an army wife whose husband is risking his life for our country and yet who still cannot afford to make ends meet. Video in hand, we interviewed several Veterans for Obama, who talked about his stance on Veterans Issues, including the GI Bill for the 21st Century (which McCain voted AGAINST), and the need to bring our troops home safely and then help them reintegrate back into society.

I'll post videos of today up shortly. I left today feeling inspired, feeling hopeful that we can turn this country around towards a brighter tomorrow for us and our children.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Multimedia Presentation of South African Photos

Check out this multimedia presentation of my photographic exhibit at the Green Bean in Greensboro.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Roxboro Rox For Obama

This weekend, my team and I left the metropolis of Greensboro and headed to small town Roxboro, NC. Despite having lived in NC for 12 years, I had never driven on these back country roads, past rural towns, picturesque farms, convenience stores, and churches. I must admit, this is a beautiful state.

Having heard of our guerrilla campaigning for Obama, we were invited to Roxboro's first ever Obama rally. They wanted us to come project videos of Obama's speeches, ads (Yes, We Can, I Got a Crush on Obama), and the town's favorite- the Obama hustle. It was exciting that this typically red town was having a rally for Obama, and when I told them I was there from Los Angeles, everyone started clapping! Here's what the organizer wrote me afterwards:

Thanks so very much again. Many people told me afterward that this was something that the town had never before seen. A very special day for a small town.
- Lucy Fox

Check out my buddy Michael Faber's photos (he also designed the Mechina: A Preparation website here. Also check out his blog at

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Sarah Palin Glasses for Obama

Faces of NC supporters of Obama. This woman was sporting Sarah Palin glasses, so we had to investigate...

Baby for Obama

This family came all the way from Atlanta to hear Obama. DRIVE FOR CHANGE! Join them, come to NC, and help turn the state blue!

Here we found the youngest Obama supporter. Very wise... and adorable.

Hicks for Obama

Faces of NC supporters of Barack Obama.

Republicans for Obama

Faces of NC Supporters of Barack Obama


Immigrant for Obama

Faces of NC supporters of Barack Obama.