Moment with Richard Holbrooke and Hillary Clinton


With permission, TWN is posting below this intriguing picture of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke taken by Antoine Sanfuentes, Washington Bureau Chief of NBC. Sanfuentes offers some context below the picture. I snapped a shot of it with my iPhone which is why there is some light in it that is not in the original.
During recent commentary for NBC and MSNBC, I saw this intriguing photo tacked on the inside of a column near the coffee machine on the first floor. It’s all alone. Nothing else in MSNBC is posted this way — very compelling, unadorned, just powerful and uncontrived. Only a tack is holding it up. I miss Richard Holbrooke and this picture that captures both accomplishment and the storms of his character had to be seen by others.Thanks to Antoine Sanfuentes for allowing us to post it.

— Steve Clemons
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Picture of Hillary Clinton & Richard Holbrooke
Dear Steve,
That image was captured as part of my day long chronicling of NBC’s “Inside The Obama White House.” I was positioned just outside of the Oval Office in the main hallway…in an instant Secretary Clinton with Ambassador Holbrooke in tow appeared moving at a fast clip.
Anyone who appreciates the beauty of the Leica also knows its like shooting with a musket. In many ways seeing these two foreign policy heavy weights and knowing what we know re the dynamics of their relationship makes this image even more appropriate.
Antoine Sanfuentes


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