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President Barack Obama: The First Year

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February 5 through April 18, 2010

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

President Barack Obama: The First Year
Photographs by Pete Souza,
Chief Official White House Photographer

This special exhibition offers an inside view of the first year of the historic Presidency of Barack Obama. Pete Souza is the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Barack Obama, as well as the Director of the White House photo office. Souza has known the President since January 2005, when he began documenting then Senator Obama’s first year in Washington, DC for the Chicago Tribune, where he was a staff photographer. In July 2008, Souza’s book The Rise of Barack Obama was published. It includes exclusive photographs of the Senator’s rise to power. Souza has won numerous awards including Pictures of the Year Annual Competition, the National Press Photographer’s Best of Photojournalism, and the White House News Photographer’s yearly contest.