Chasing Light

Chasing Light

Michelle Obama Through the Lens of A White House Photographer

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"A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama--many never before seen--coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls' education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider's perspective, from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos--many previously unreleased--and Amanda's narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Berkeley] California : Ten Speed Press, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399581182
Branch Call Number: B/OBAMA
Characteristics: 222 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Apr 11, 2018

This book is filled with touching images of the vulnerability of the experience of the first African American First Lady. It also shows candid images of life in the white house.

Mar 12, 2018

A most awesome book of great photos by White House photographer Amanda Lucidon along with her poignant comments. Michelle is shown being the superstar that she is. A+

We didn't just have Barrack; we had Michelle, too! Think about that and let it sink in. You will know what I am talking about after you enjoy this most wonderful book!

Rebecca_Kohn Jan 02, 2018

If you followed the news of the Obama administration, you couldn't help but come to know the name Pete Souza, the chief White House photographer. However, First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama had her own official photographer, Amanda Lucidon, who has now compiled an elegant selection of images in this book Chasing Light. Lucidon shares some never before seen images and supports each section of the book with well written and interesting details about what it is like to be the photographer for this dynamic and active First Lady. Lucidon is a skillful photographer and it is interesting to know "the story behind the shot" and read her perspectives on photography. The range of photos document the depth and impact of Mrs. Obama's generous spirit and her radiance.

Dec 08, 2017

This is a beautiful book, beautiful pictures and behind the scenes stories of all the groups the First Lady gave her energy to, a very uplifting piece of literature in this depressing time in politics.


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