Jan 17, 2019 - Economy

The New York Times highlights the women of Congress

GIF courtesy The New York Times

The New York Times has published a series of portraits to document the record 131 women in Congress, evoking the imagery we're used to seeing in the halls of power.

What they're saying: "Viewed together, the photographs demonstrate the scale of the number of women in both the House and Senate. But, when seen as singular portraits, each image represents an individual with her own perspective — in political beliefs, personal goals and histories."

In today's paper, The Times publishes a 16-page special section with 27 different cover photos, each featuring a representative or senator from that region of the U.S. — in effect, geo-targeting. (At his door in Arlington, Va., Axios' Mike Allen got Speaker Pelosi!)

  • Above is a GIF of all 27 covers.
  • Mike writes: "For sure worthy of $3. Buy the section for a young person you love."

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