Welcome to the White House

on April 30, 2009 with 0 comments » |

Let me join in the hype of the 100 days of Obamas in the White House but not with analysis and premature judgment but with these pictures of life at the White House.
Callie Shell has spent much of the past 100 days working behind the scenes to capture what life is like at the White House. Shell, who works on contract for Time magazine, has been one of a very few photographers with personal access to the Obama family since Barack Obama announced his candidacy. ...via NPR
The President opens the door to the Oval Office for visitors.
© Callie Shell / Aurora for TIME
Welcome to the White House
The President opens the door to the Oval Office for visitors.

The NPR story has some of the stories behind the pictures, as described by Shell. The photographs are collected in a slideshow for Time, with 101 pictures, no less.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama share a moment in the White House.
© Callie Shell / Times
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama share a moment in the Red Room of the White House along with adviser Valerie Jarrett and other staffers. "They had just a second together to say hi," says Shell, "and they have an amazing ability to tune the world out for just two seconds."
Also read the interview with Barack Obama from this weekend's NYT magazine. As always, ample proof that he gets nuance and has a way of delivering just the right words!

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