In Photos: Intimate Photos of Barack and Michelle Obama

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.

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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 2008

Columbia, 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 2008

Providence, 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.

20 January 2009

Washington DC. Obama waits in the wings at the US capitol before becoming the 44th president.

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12 Comments

  1. Charles LaMonica says

    Thank GOD Obama is no longer in the White House !!!

    1. Jane u says

      Are you kidding???? You would rather have Trump in the White House??? Really???

      1. Terry says

        If Charles thinks President Obama didn’t raise to Charles standards, what have the republicans been trying to reverse for the past 2.5 years?

    2. Aelish Qyaatle says

      You are out of your mind.

    3. Neda says

      You have benefits because of Obama, but God will take care of us. But you will see the outcome for God is a just judge and will judge all unrighteousness. What President Obama did will
      Come to the light and it will be undisputed. You take care.

    4. Johnny R Shepp says

      Are you telling me a pathological lying, petty, mean-spirited racist moron is God’s answer to Barack Obama!! Birds of a feather…

      1. Terry says

        Good one !!!

  2. ricky ashcraft says

    you are right Charles

  3. Elaine says

    God knows I wish he wad still there!

  4. Phyllis says

    I MISS President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama so, so very much.

  5. 25th Amendment says

    Thank God 45 is going nuts so he can get kicked out of the white house.

  6. sue says

    OMG, I miss the integrity, diplomacy and sheer class of President Obama and First Lady Michelle soooooo………much!

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