Emmanuel Macron official portrait

Emmanuel Macron, the French president, released his official portrait on Thursday. The picture was taken by Soazig de la Moissonnière, a Breton photographer and his campaign image maker.


Emmanuel Macron official portrait

The photo was meticulously styled and is packed with symbolism: from the 39-year-old president’s posture to the choice of books (de Gaulle, Stendhal), opened at a particular page.

The presidential portrait is a longstanding tradition. It will hang in every town hall in France.

His official portrait had one key element — the power stance. That is what Twitter latched on to and ran with. Here are some of the memes:

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