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How phones changed the imagery of the American campaign

The election of 2016 was one of the most turbulent in modern history, and a new photo exhibit in New York examines how moving and still images played a part in telling the narrative.

The show, at the International Center of Photography, explores how candidates have shaped their image over the years - and how the use of smartphones is making that harder to control.

Produced by Mat Morrison. Edited by Bill McKenna.

Poster image courtesy of M Scott Brauer. Additional photos courtesy of Cornell Capa © ICP /Magnum Photos; LBJ Library; Stephen Crowley/The New York Times; David Burnett/Contact Press Images; Chris Buck; ICP, David Seidner Archive; Owen Franken; Bill Eppridge / loaned by Adrienne Aurichio/The Estate of Bill Eppridge; Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos