Hope Hicks

Above: White House Communications Director Hope Hicks after attending a House Intelligence Committee closed door meeting in Washington. Credit: Leah Millis (leahmillis@gmail.com).

Leah's Pic of Hope

Leah Millis's photo of Hope Hicks leaving the House Intelligence Committee closed door meeting in Washington is memorable. A photo-journalist's photo which appears as if a super-set-up directorial mode photo by Stan Douglas, P-L diCorcia, or the master Jeff Wall.

The frisson of the photo is its quality of being seemingly so perfected, so cinematic: every character depicted looks to have been individually cast and given a definite preconsidered role in the image; the location of the steps scouted and selected from several options; the players seemingly individually styled and lit, et cetera.

(1 April 2018)