From this incredible website showing the work of one photographer who has been close to Barack Obama for years:
Four years ago Time photographer Callie Shell met Barack Obama backstage when she was covering presidential candidate John Kerry. She sent her editor more photographs of Obama than Kerry. When asked why, she said, "I do not know. I just have a feeling about him. I think he will be important down the road." Her first photo essay on Obama was two and half years ago. She has stuck with him ever since.
At a time when I feel like I am on total political overload, Ms. Shell's photos stopped me in my tracks and reminded me what a historic moment we're in. Go to this website to see more of her breathtaking photos and the illuminating captions that accompany them.Via notcot.org.