Obama White House Photogapher Lawrence Jackson at the Black History Museum

"Eight years in the White House went by so fast. That's why I'm so grateful that Lawrence was there to capture them. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do."
--From the foreword by Barack Obama

A portion of this evening's sales go to the Museum.  

When Lawrence Jackson took the job as White House photographer in early 2009, he knew he'd have a front row seat to history. What he didn't expect was the deep personal connection he would feel, as a fellow African American, with the President of the United States.

Yes We Did is filled with Lawrence's intimate photographs and reflections, as well as first-person recollections from President Obama, everyday citizens, and notable personalities including Bono, Stephen Curry, Valerie Jarrett, Admiral Mike Mullen, and others. The book is a celebration of the most inclusive and representative White House in history - where in between momentous and pivotal decisions, the President and First Lady opened the doors of the People's House to school kids, athletes, senior citizens, hip-hop artists, and more.

For anyone who misses the humanity, grace, and undefinable "cool factor" of the Obama White House, this warm and inspiring book provides an affirming, proud, and focused lens on our history.

Lawrence Jackson served as an official White House Photographer for eight years under President Obama. He now runs a photography business and lives in the Washington, DC, area with his wife and two kids.

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

122 West Leigh Street
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
Richmond, VA 23220
Yes We Did: Photos and Behind-the-Scenes Stories Celebrating Our First African American President Cover Image
By Lawrence Jackson, Barack Obama (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525541011
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: TarcherPerigee - October 22nd, 2019