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Hope, Never Fear

Hope, Never Fear

A Personal Portrait of the Obamas

By Callie Shell


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Award-winning photographer Callie Shell presents an intimate portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama and the guiding principles that defined their time in the White House. While documenting the journey from the Obama's family home in Chicago to the most powerful house in the United States, Shell and the Obamas became fast friends, swapping stories about their families and sharing tips about coping with life on the road. Over 100 compelling photographs from behind the scenes, including many previously unpublished, are paired with insightful quotes from Michelle and Barack that reveal their warmth, compassion, and unending commitment to service. Featuring an in-depth introduction by Shell and notes drawn from the diaries she kept during her time with the Obamas, this is an affecting, deeply personal insight into an extraordinary couple who energized and empowered millions of people around the world.

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Size: 8 x 6 in;
Pages: 224 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2019
ISBN: 9781452182803

Callie Shell is a World Press Photo Award–winning photographer whose work has appeared in magazines, books, galleries, and museums throughout the world. She has covered five presidential campaigns, served for eight years as the official photographer for Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration, and spent over 10 years capturing images leading up to and during Barack Obama's presidency. She lives in South Carolina.

Media Reviews

“Her photos display the raw emotions and intimate moments the entire family endured during his hard-fought campaign. Shell weaves in insightful quotes from Barack and Michelle that reveal their commitment to fighting for the country and uniting the American people.”
Business Insider

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