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Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs

Curated by Deborah Willis and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
19 September - 8 November 2008
Reception: Thursday, 18 September, 6-8PM

In the Oskar Barnack Room:
David Burnett
(Contact Press Images)
The U.S. Presidency: John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush

Thursday, 30 October 5-7PM
Saturday, 1 November 2-4PM
Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photos
Co-authored by Deborah Willis & Kevin Merida
[Amistad / HarperCollins, 2008]

This exhibition has been generously supported by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Leica Gallery / 670 Broadway / New York City 10012
212.777.3051 / Fax 212.77.6960 /
Tuesday - Saturday 12-6PM

About the book: Through 150 striking color photographs, Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs charts the road to Barack Obama's nomination as the first African American to lead the presidential ticket of a major party. Announcing his campaign in Springfield, Illinois, on February 10, 2007, Obama stood on the grounds of the Old State Capitol, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous "House Divided" speech against slavery in 1858. During an eighteen-month campaign, from the snows of Iowa to the hunt for Democratic "superdelegates," this junior senator from Chicago confounded the party establishment and rewrote the playbook on modern presidential campaigning. This amazing collection of photographs captures the public and private moments of his journey, and offers a unique window into one of the great triumphs in American politics.