In this exhibition, award-winning photographer Callie Shell's pictures of the Obama family are on display for the first time in Germany.

Free admission.

"Hope, Never Fear": A Personal Portrait of the Obamas / Photography by Callie Shell

Exhibition / Free Admission / Opening Hours Mo to Fri: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m.-4 p. m. Our exhibition will be closed on all legal holidays.


Award-winning photographer Callie Shell presents an intimate portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama and the guiding principles that defined their time in the White House. While documenting the journey from the Obama's family home in Chicago to the most powerful house in the United States, Shell and the Obamas became friends, swapping stories about their families and sharing tips for coping with life on the road. 66 compelling photographs from behind the scenes, including many previously unpublished, are paired with insightful quotes from Michelle and Barack that reveal their warmth, compassion, and unending commitment to service. Shell’s works are an affecting, deeply personal insight into an extraordinary couple who energized and empowered millions of people around the world.

Callie Shell is a World Press Photo Award–winning photographer whose work has appeared in magazines, books, galleries, and museums throughout the world. She has covered five presidential campaigns, served for eight years as the official photographer for Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration, and spent over 10 years capturing images leading up to and chronicling Barack Obama's presidency. She lives in South Carolina.


Exhibition Duration: 

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - Sunday, March 1, 2020


Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p. m.









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Organizers: Elisabeth Sandmann Verlag, Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus

Kindly supported by the Amerikahaus Verein.


Contact: Dominik Raabe


Please note: Umbrellas and all bags larger than DIN A4 must be checked at the reception.

Thank you for your cooperation!


(Photo: Barack and Michelle Obama ©Callie Shell)



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