Green collected thousands of photographs for her studio archive and upon her return to the UK, she spent two years researching, distilling and experimenting before completing her In Seven Days... series. Green’s original intention was to make a number of interrelated portraits of Obama, but gradually, she began to focus less on him and more on the significance of such a momentous campaign and its importance in the longer trajectory of history. In the process of making her In Seven Days... series, Green curated a vitrine for each f the 7 days and this vitrine shows Day 2, Struggle.
In Seven Days... is an invaluable resource for social history. It illuminates a time in contemporary American history characterised by unbridled optimism and the imperative for racial equality in the highest office of the nation. Green created a visual legacy of the Obama candidacy for prosperity.