Many generations have sung the song, “O Be Careful, Little Eyes”. “O, be careful little eyes, what you see, or be careful little eyes what you see…”. The song moves on to being careful what a child hears, does with their hands, where they walk with their feet and say with their mouth.
In this recent political season, a five year old boy, Clive Earle, has seen, heard, and gone where many never will: photographing candidates in the 2016 presidential election.
“Clive started doing photography in 2014 at the tender age of 3. It was introduced to him as a way to cope with family health struggles: his father, Bobby, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2011, and his mother, Lindsay, was diagnosed with a serious and painful brain disease in 2013.
As Lindsay deals with chronic extreme pain, one of the things that has comforted her the past couple of years is seeing Clive experience new things in his young life. So, Bobby began taking Clive and his camera out to see the world.
Of the cool photo projects Clive has tackled so far, one of the biggest is attending events on the 2016 campaign trail, photographing at rallies attended by Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz.”
Read Clive’s story here and see his amazing behind-the-scenes photographs: http://petapixel.com/2016/06/28/5-year-old-photographer-us-presidential-campaign-trail/?utm_source=email+marketing+Mailigen&utm_campaign=daily-newsletter&utm_medium=email