— THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

A JOURNEY INTO THE OVAL OFFICE.

Obama Hand

An interesting sidebar of the election of Barack Obama was the openness he encouraged throughout the campaign through such actions as inviting photographers to document the most intimate of moments that defined the campaign. The continuing result has Obama and his subsequent administration have created a new dialogue and insight into how not just campaigns work, but now, how the West Wing and the Presidency operates in real life.

The Pete Souza photos, chronicling the (now legendary…) first 100 days, show the magnitude of the job at hand, the pressures, the inner workings of the White House, and also capture the highs and lows of governance (+ a little bit of the more surreal duties of Commander In Chief) There’s around 300 odd photos in this set, and I really recommend you taking the time to go through them, they really are unique and fascinating. There is also a continuing feed of photos from Pete Souza on The White House website Here are a few of my favourites…

Obama Flickr Golf

Obama Flickr Cinema

Obama Flickr JFK


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