The Rise of Barack Obama

The Rise of Barack Obama

By Pete Souza (Photographer); Pete Souza (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

Triumph Books (IL), Hardcover, 9781600781636, 160pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2008

Description
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.


About the Author
Pete Souza is a freelance photographer and assistant professor of photojournalism at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. He was the official White House photographer for President Reagan, and he was recently named the official photographer for President-elect Barack Obama. Published this past summer, Souza's The Rise of Barack Obama was a New York Times bestseller.

Pete Souza is a freelance photographer and assistant professor of photojournalism at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. He was the official White House photographer for President Reagan, and he was recently named the official photographer for President-elect Barack Obama. Published this past summer, Souza's The Rise of Barack Obama was a New York Times bestseller.