About the Book
THE OBAMA TIME CAPSULE showcases one of the most important presidential races in American history through the eyes of the world’s top photographers. Spanning a two-year period, the book provides behind-the-scenes images encompassing President Barack Obama’s road to the White House, Election Day, the inauguration and his first 100 days in office.
THE OBAMA TIME CAPSULE features essays from TIME magazine’s Joe Klein, the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the president’s sister, Auma Obama. The human stories featured in these stirring essays capture the challenges and opportunities facing America’s 44th president as he takes his place on the world stage.
Also included are information-packed illustrations by renowned graphic artist Nigel Holmes, which present intriguing details and statistics about the inauguration, Obama’s family history and how the Internet shaped the outcome of this historic election.
Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt. Smolan is a former TIME, Life and National Geographic photographer best known as the co-creator of the Day in the Life and America 24/7 series. He and his partner, Jennifer Erwitt, are the principals of Against All Odds Productions, which specializes in the design and execution of large-scale global projects that combine compelling storytelling with state-of-the-art technology. Their projects have been featured on the covers of TIME, Newsweek, Fortune and U.S. News & World Report, and more than five million of their books—many of them New York Times best-sellers—adorn coffee tables around the world. Their books include AMERICA AT HOME, UK AT HOME, Blue Planet Run, America 24/7, One Digital Day, 24 Hours in Cyberspace, Passage to Vietnam, The Power to Heal, From Alice to Ocean, Christmas in America and A Day in the Life of America.