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IPFS News Link • Past Presidents

Weird photo of Carters with Bidens creates major online buzz

•, By Judy Kurtz

The Carter Center released a photo Monday night of President Biden and first lady Jill Biden smiling alongside former President Carter and former first lady Rosalyn Carter in the ex-first family's Plains, Ga., home during a visit last week.

But the seemingly funhouse-like perspective of the snapshot — which made the current executive mansion residents look humongous and the 96-year-old former commander in chief and first lady appear miniscule — left many observers baffled.

Some photographers chalked up the head-turning visual to an optical illusion of sorts, caused by both the wide-angle lens that was likely used to capture the photo in the small space and the positioning of the couples.