The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
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The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

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Official companion to the National Geographic Television Special airing in November 2010, The President's Photographeris the intimate story of the men and women who are both visual historians and keylinks between the public and the Presidents. Like the film, this behind-the-scenes invitationfeatures the images and recollections of the nine professionals who have served aso...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by National Geographic
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Despite a phalanx of photojournalists covering the unfolding events of news and world history, it is only a rarified few that have the privilege of being tapped to be the official White House photographer. Unlike the rest of the photo-journo pool, the President’s photographer is afforded a special privilege that goes beyond the public view to capturing the private moments of the world’s most important leader.

In “The President’s Photographer,” four of the leading lights of this profession share t...more
As a professional photographer and self-proclaimed history nerd, when I first heard about this book it piqued my interest. I wasn't let down!

Great images from presidential photographers, and more writing than I had expected, which was a nice surprise. I enjoyed learning about the day-to-day of a White House photographer, and also hearing what it's like during the more monumental days.

It's interesting to note that the president's photographer usually has more clearance to be with the president th...more
I'm accustomed to candid shots of our president and found it remarkable how recent the ritual. Extraordinary photographers gain personal trust. Invisible lens give priceless views inside "the bubble" of the First Family.
This was a fascinating behind the scenes look at what it means to be the presidential photographer. It was a real treat to read this book.
Jennifer Orr
Great inside view of the White House and memorable photos!
I am interested in the DVD with the same title.
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