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Award-winning photojournalist, Pete Souza, documents the meteoric rise of the charismatic Barack Obama from his first day in the U.S. Senate right up to the Pennsylvania presidential primary. More than 80% of these candid and stunning photographs capturing private and political moments have not been seen before. Souza provides extended commentary about each photo to place it in context, and describe the scene and participants. Photo-by-photo the viewer is allowed to examine the senator and candidate’s path to the very cusp of history.
Photojournalist, Pete Souza, who made a name for himself as the official photographer for President Ronald Reagan, has published THE RISE OF BARACK OBAMA, a photographic account of Barack Obama from the time Obama started his term in the United States Senate to the Pennsylvania primary. Souza sets each photograph in context, enhancing the reader's "you are there" experience. He started the project as a photographer for the Chicago Tribune, but soon realized that Obama was really going places and that a book documenting Obama's ascent would be of interest. Known for his aesthetic use of light and dark, he credits work for National Geographic with this added dimension to compelling news photography.