Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs

Author(s): Pete Souza


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.


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Precious historical documents .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 *

Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House photo office. He previously worked as an official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan.

General Fields

  • : 9781846149641
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Allen Lane
  • : November 2017
  • : 254mm X 305mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : Hardback
  • : Pete Souza