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December 2, 2013

20 Fun and Intimate Black and White Photographs of Barack Obama as the Freshman in 1980

In 1980, when Obama was known as "Barry", a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he was approached by an aspiring photographer named Lisa Jack, who asked him if he would be willing to pose for some black and white photographs that she could use in her portfolio.

The photographs provide an intimate portrait of the soon-to-be-politician, chain smoking cigarettes, flashing his signature grin, leaning within a narrow frame of a hallow and hiding beneath the brim of a straw hat.

(Photographed by Lisa Jack; Images courtesy of M+B Gallery, via Shooting Film)



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