At the Presidential inauguration a few weeks ago, Senator Bernie Sanders caught social medias attention with his grumpy disposition and fun mittens. According to the photographer it wasn't even a good photo! AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski says “It’s not a great photo, but it is a nice moment. I think why it’s successful has very little to do with my actual picture, but more to do with Bernie Sanders and his followers and his well-defined image that can carry something like this.”
It became a viral meme. Now artists like Jonas Never in Culver City CA and Ben Runco of Lexington KY are doing murals of the shot.
Even more permanent people are getting tattoos of the photo! Artists in Denver and Albuquerque have posted pics of their work this week.