"Hope, Never Fear": A Personal Portrait of the Obamas / Photography by Callie Shell
About the exhibition
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66 compelling photographs from behind the scenes, including many previously unpublished, are paired with insightful quotes from Michelle and Barack that reveal their warmth, compassion, and unending commitment to service.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.
Photo: Callie Shell / Elisabeth Sandmann Verlag
About Callie Shell
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.
Insights into the exhibition "Hope, Never Fear": A Personal Portrait of the Obamas / Photography by Callie Shell
Exhibition poster "Hope, Never Fear": A Personal Portrait of the Obamas / Photography by Callie Shell
7. November 2007
Obama awaits his announcement as a speaker from backstairs. It was his second or third speech on the same day.
Campaign trail outside Derry, NH
8. Januar 2008
On the morning of the New Hampshire primary. The Obamas had campaigned separately the whole week and found a precious moment of calm here together.
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.
20. Januar 2009
Obama awaits his inauguration as 44. President of the United States.
Videos to the exhibition "Hope, Never Fear": A Personal Portrait of the Obamas / Photography by Callie Shell
Part two of Callie Shell's interview to "Hope, Never Fear": A Personal Portrait of the Obamas / Photography by Callie Shell
Admission is free.
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - Sunday, March 1, 2020
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p. m.
Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations
Karolinenplatz 3, 80333, Munich
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