4 June 2009

Barack Obama: The Freshman

There is an exhibition at the moment (until July 18, 2009) at the M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, that consists of portraits of Barack Obama that Lisa Jack took in 1980 when they were both in college.

She says: "In 1980, while a student at Occidental college, I was experiencing some success as a photographer. My black and white portraits of fellow students had gained some positive recognition. Consequently, when a friend of a friend introduced me to this “hot guy” named Barry, I knew I had to take his picture because, well, he was “hot” and I just couldn’t resist. [...] And now that “Barry” is the President, I offer them up so that others may see a side to him I have yet to observe captured in the current maelstrom of contemporary media."

1 comment:

  1. I just recieved an email from M+B Gallery:

    "For those who have not had a chance to come by, M+B is pleased to let you know that BARACK OBAMA: THE FRESHMAN, Photographs by Lisa Jack has been extended til August 29.

    The show has been met with great enthusiasm and covered by publications around the world in print, television and radio. Highlights include:

    The New York Times // Los Angeles Times // TIME Magazine // The Week // Drudge Report // Chicago Tribune // Liberation (France) // Paris Match (France) // L'Officiel Hommes (France) // Toronto Star (Canada) // The Huffington Post (UK) // Politiken (Denmark) // US Frontline News // Die Presse (Austria) // Krone (Austria) // Suddeutsche Zeitnug (Germany) // Stern Magazine (Germany) // Die WELT (Germany) // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany) // News Bildredaktion (Switzerland) // Marie Claire (Greece) // Marie Claire (Taiwan) // La Nacion (Chile) // The Today Show // Inside Edition // ABC World News // CBS // FOX // NBC // MSNBC // Wolf Blizter's The Situation Room, CNN // Canal Plus + (France) // Associated Press // NPR // and many more . . ."