Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs
The definitive visual biography of the Obama presidency, captured in intimate and unprecedented detail by the official White House photographer - and featuring a foreword from the President himself. For the past eight years, Pete Souza has been the official White House photographer, and his images have been a principal way the American public has come to know their president. Over the course of President Obama's two terms, he made nearly 2 million photographs of our commander in chief - capturing moments ranging from the classified to the disarmingly candid.This book, presented in a stunning, oversized format, contains approximately 300 of Souza's favourite and most iconic images from these historic years; many have never been seen before. It is a seminal book on the Obama presidency, documenting moments of national import - including the iconic image of the president and advisors watching the Bin Laden mission - alongside unguarded moments with the president's family, with children, and with American and world leaders, artists, musicians, and other cultural figures.The photographs are paired with captions providing behind-the-scenes context for each, and will offer insight into the special relationship Souza and the president forged during their time together.
Precious historical documents . . . vividly human and often funny . . . these images tell the true story of a presidency that words have failed. -- Jonathan Jones * Guardian * Capture the vibrancy of the young President and his family * New Yorker * Tickles the synapses, a behind-the-scenes moment of the most delightful and surprising kind . . . In the pressurized atmosphere of the presidential bubble, Souza gets to disappear into the molecules, hoovering moments the rest of us could only dream of seeing. * Washington Post *