An Intimate Portrait

Book - 2017
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Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories--some published here for the first time--with a foreword from the President himself. During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else--and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency--including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission--alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316512596
Branch Call Number: 973.932 Souza 2017
973.932 SOUZA
Characteristics: 349 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 32 cm


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Apr 18, 2019

Wonderful book about the Greatest President in this century. Too bad we have a traitor in the White House now.

Mar 02, 2019

What a wonderful legacy of leadership and humanity looks like in pictures.

Feb 11, 2019

Great images of amazing moments and an amazing man.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jan 15, 2019

Pete Souza is so talented, and this collection of some of his best, most poignant, most striking photos from the Obama era is stunning. As the daughter of a photographer, I've always been a firm believer in the power of images, and this is a perfect illustration of how powerful photos can be. His accompanying recollections were interesting to read, and I think the book is stronger for it, but truly, these images could speak for themselves.

Jul 08, 2018

What a beautiful Book! This book of photographs of President Obama during his two terms is just so hard to describe. The pictures are sharp and technically perfect while at the same time really sensitive. President Obama has an expressive face which lends itself well to pictures and Souza has done a masterful job of capturing these expressions. Special mention must be made of pics with kids where Obama is at his best. This is a book that everybody must own.

May 21, 2018

Good photos. I liked the happy action shots best.

Apr 24, 2018

A beautiful book. The photographs are awesome. It's obvious that Pete Souza, the photographer, after spending 8 years, day in and day out, with Barack Obama has tremendous respect and admiration for his 'subject'. The only thing that would make this book even better is more text and stories to accompany the photos.

DPLchandra Apr 13, 2018

Beautiful and inspirational book.

Mar 13, 2018

White House photographer Pete Souza provides a documentary of eight years in the Obama presidency in this collection, just a small fraction of the photographs he took in those years. Things are organized chronologically, with the photographer providing commentary as needed. The photographs are poignant and powerful at times, and at others light and funny. Souza's gift as a photographer shines through, with the collection overall proving to be compelling. One misses this president, all the more so with his replacement, and you have to feel sorry for the poor soul currently occupying the job Souza had.

Jan 27, 2018

I absolutely loved this book of stories and photos from , Pete's time as an official photographer to the Obama administration, some wonderful behind the scenes photos including the Osama Bin Laden raid, and the fight for health care reform.

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