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An affecting, profoundly personal insight into an extraordinary couple who energized and empowered millions of people around the world.
An intimate collection of photographs that follow Barack and Michelle Obama on their incredible presidential journey: Award-winning photographer Callie Shell presents a firsthand collection of portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama depicting 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.
• Features over 100 compelling photographs from behind the scenes, including many previously unpublished, that give viewers a glimpse into the happiness, the stress, the triumphs, the pressures, and everything in between
• Each photograph is paired with insightful quotes from Michelle and Barack that reveal their warmth, compassion, and unending commitment to service
• Includes an in-depth introduction by Shell along with notes drawn from the diaries she kept during her time with the Obamas to give Hope, Never Fear a genuine feel that is captivating and authentic
Hope, Never Fear makes an empowering gift for any photography, presidential, or history fan.
Fans for Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza and Becoming by Michelle Obama will love Hope, Never Fear.
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.
About the Author
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.
"Photographer Callie Shell gives the world an up-close-and-personal look into former President Barack Obama's life during his first campaign and beyond."
"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."
"From Barack Obama's early days on the campaign trail to his groundbreaking victory in the 2008 presidential campaign to his time as the forty-fourth President of the United States, Shell was there to capture it all. At the same time, she was able to document the incredible relationship between all members of the Obama family. We see Michelle Obama and their children as they fully support Barack's dreams, while also maintaining their own sense of normalcy. Living in a time when politics has clearly divided the nation, Hope, Never Fear is a reminder of a different time filled with the promise of change."
-My Modern Met
Holiday Gift Guide Pick "[Shell] presents over 100 photos of the iconic couple, many of them previously unpublished, and paired with quotes from them that remind us of all the things we love about the Obamas."