Obama, an Intimate Portrait, by Pete Souza

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I just got a copy of Pete Souza‘s ‘Obama, an Intimate Portrait‘. A superb book, on so many levels. First, Souza is an outstanding photographer, capturing documentary moments with precision, and portraits with style. There’s a lot to learn from how Mr Souza tells the story unfolding in front of him. Second, it is a fascinating historical document. Arranged in …

Dorothea Lange – Inspiration

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I have been asked to make a short presentation to the PhotoBath group on an image that has always inspired me. It actually didn’t take long to decide that it was Dorothea Lange‘s photograph taken during the Great Depression, in California (Nipomo), in 1936. It is generally known as “Migrant Mother“. Dorothea was commissioned by the Farm Security Administration to document the impact of federal programs in …