Barak Obama: The Freshman

Barak Obama: The Freshman is a collection of great of black and white images taken by Lisa Jack of the US President in his freshman year at Occidental College, LA in 1980.

At the time Lisa Jack was an aspiring photographer. She asked Obama if she could take some black and white portraits of him for her portfolio and he agreed. Over the years Lisa changed her career path and became a psychologist leaving the images untouched and forgotten, that is until Obama started his journey to the White House. Recognising their value, Lisa dug out the images but only revealed them after the election - not wishing to jeopardise his campaign. They were first published in Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' spread, December 2008.

The full set of images will be on display at LA's fabulous M+B gallery from today through to the 18 July. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the vacinity!

Read the full story of these great images here.

Images copyright Lisa Jack.
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