Saturday, March 17, 2018

TWO GORGEOUS PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS ABOUT MICHELLE OBAMA



It's Women's History Month, and what better way to celebrate than by picking up some books about your favorite women from the past or present who have made history. 

Chasing Light: Michelle Obama through the Lens of a White House Photographer is the creation of Amanda Lucidon.  Ms. Lucidon, an on-staff photographer during President Obama's second term, traveled to about 20 countrieIs with the former first family. "I felt like every day was memorable and inspirational," she told CNBC Make It. "I got to travel to so many places in the world that I never thought I would see and being there with the president or Mrs. Obama was an incredible experience."

Amanda, an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Washington, D.C.,  
and her work has been honored by White House News Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism and Associated Press.


The text of Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey comes from Antonia Felix, an author, playwright, educator and musician. 


With 140 photographs, inspiring quotes, and excerpts from five historic speeches, this gorgeous volume pays tribute to Michelle Obama. Although it primarily focuses on 2007 to 2016, the book covers the pre-White House years, as well: her childhood, her time in college and law school, her work as a young professional, her marriage to Barack, and her experiences during his first campaign. It also explores her family life; celebrates her “First Lady Firsts”; looks at her TV appearances and official trips; details her main health, social, and education projects; and presents her as the glamorous, fashionable First Hostess at State Dinners and other events. Fans of Michelle will treasure this keepsake of a trendsetting, socially conscious, and powerful First Lady.  
(Description taken from Amazon.)
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