Intimate portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama – in pictures

by The Guardian (Reprinted)

Photographer Callie Shell documented the Obamas at home in Chicago, on the campaign trail and in the White House. Her new book shares candid images from the 10 years she spent photographing the family. Hope, Never Fear is published by Chronicle Books.

Sarah Gilbert

2 October, 2006
Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois. Barack and the girls get breakfast and wash the dishes. This morning, he took the girls to school and Michelle went to work.
7 November 2007
Muscatine, Iowa. Barack listens from a back stairwell as he is introduced during his first presidential election campaign. It was his second or third speech of the day.
26 January 2008Columbia, South Carolina. Michelle in a hotel room on the morning of the South Carolina primary, which Obama won.
5 February 2008
Chicago, Illinois. The Obamas in a hotel room on Super Tuesday. Michelle looks over Barack’s remarks to supporters before a rally. In a surprising twist, Obama surpassed Hillary Clinton in delegate numbers.
1 March 2008Providence, Rhode Island. Barack does press interviews by phone between events. When he sees Shell photographing his shoes, he says he has already had them resoled once since he entered the race. They were his lucky shoes.
3 May 2008
Noblesville, Indiana. The Obamas campaign at a county picnic in the Forest Park.
4 July 2008
Butte, Montana. The family watch TV on a campaign bus. They had got together to celebrate Malia’s 10th birthday.
30 August 2008
Boardman, Ohio. The Obamas share breakfast with Barack’s running mate, Joe Biden, and his wife, Jill, while on a bus tour of the state.
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