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Obama : An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs - Pete Souza


An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs

Hardcover Published: 13th November 2017
ISBN: 9781846149641
Number Of Pages: 352

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300 iconic, behind the scenes photographs from the Official White House Photographer for the Obama presidency.

As Chief Official White House photographer, Pete Souza travelled with the president to document each meeting, trip and encounter for historical record. His moving, candid images were shared widely on social media throughout President Obama's eight year tenure. This book contains a carefully curated selection of images that capture the spirit of a historic era.

About the Author

Pete Souza was the Official Chief White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. Previously Souza was an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic, and an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Rise of Barack Obama, which documents the president's meteoric ascent from his first day in the U.S. Senate through the 2008 Pennsylvania presidential primary. Souza is currently a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C.

Industry Reviews

Precious historical documents .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 *

Excellent look behind the scenes


Pete Souza gives a wonderful insight into the Obama Presidency - will read this over and over


A time when dignity, respect and character were the norm.


A great book with two strong redeeming features, the first being photographic brilliance. Every picture captures the moment perfectly and provides a pleasant walk through better times. The second reminds us of the man, the lady and the family that ruled the White House. Their respectfulness, compassionate character, dignity and understanding of duty will not be forgotten.

South Hurstville


Wonderful coffee table book!


Great to not just see the beautiful photos, but also read the comments of some great moments in history.



Biased Fan



Fairy Meadow Wollongong NSW Australia



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Foreword 6
Introduction 9

Chapter One 12
Chapter Two 40
Chapter Three 72
Chapter Four 88
Chapter Five 106
Chapter Six 136
Chapter Seven 156
Chapter Eight 180

Chapter Nine 204
Chapter Ten 226
Chapter Eleven 246
Chapter Twelve 270
Chapter Thirteen 292
Chapter Fourteen 324
Acknowledgments 349

ISBN: 9781846149641
ISBN-10: 1846149649
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 13th November 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 31.5  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 2.57
Edition Number: 1