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New Obama family portrait, by Annie Leibovitz


The Obamas in the Green Room, Sept. 1, 2009, with Sasha, second from left, and Malia, right. (Annie Leibovitz for the White House)

By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
The most famous celebrity photographer in America did a photo shoot with the most celebrated family in America. Here's the new family portrait of the Obamas, released Friday by the White House. Annie Leibovitz, renowned for her work with Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, took it in early September. (Yes, she's the one in dire financial straits that could lead to bankruptcy; no, this doesn't change her bottom line necessarily -- she didn't take a fee from the White House for her work.)

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I am a privileged cosmic! A small great fulfilled dream. Dream that I forge as far back as the sixties when we were all together; Giovanni XXIII, Martin Luther King and the Kennedy. And while the radio was not stopping sounding “the itsy, bitsy, teeny, yellow polka dot bikini,” and “Only You”, that youth dreamed with the same dream of equality.
It is a precious photo as precious is the treasure that it means for all of us!

Posted by: avesaabrasil | October 26, 2009 5:20 AM

Looks like there are plenty of folks here who are auditioning for a job at "FoxNews":

thebump | October 23, 2009 7:21 PM
profmoriarty | October 24, 2009 12:11 AM
charlietuna666 | October 24, 2009 9:07 AM
birvin9999 | October 24, 2009 9:06 AM
to name just a few.

But surely the leading candidate is goziner | October 24, 2009 9:38 AM.

Posted by: HughBriss | October 25, 2009 6:40 PM

This Official 1st Family Portrait will fit perfectly into any photo album that depicts the history of the American Presidency! The Obamas’ character, demeanor, temperament, style and grace equal what the office of President of The United States is really about! Among so many other things, to be the American President is to be America’s Statesman on the world’s stage. The Obamas superbly fulfill this role and fit directly into a long list of American Presidents who have upheld the high office of Presidency with great dignity! All politics aside, I believe that when all is said and done, history will remember this president and family alongside Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, The Rooselvelts, Kennedy, and Reagan, as one of our greatest American Presidents and 1st Families!

Posted by: cegm55umsl | October 25, 2009 12:43 AM

Why do blacks have protruding asses?

Posted by: goziner | October 24, 2009 9:38 AM

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Why question God's most beautiful creation? We do not question your weak skin because we are just grateful for our strong skin. We do not question your straight hair, because we love our nappy roots. We do not question your wrinkle skin, because we know we are blessed with our dark skin. We do not question your thin lips, because we know our men enjoy our kisses. THE OBAMAS DEPICTS THE BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY. WE DO NOT DEFINE OUR BEAUTY BY THE CHARACTERISTICS OF WHITE OR WESTERN CULTURE. PLEASE RESPECT THE FIRST FAMILY BECAUSE WE SURELY HAVE RESPECTED HIS PREDECESSORS' FAMILY!!!

Posted by: 4reallisa | October 24, 2009 4:42 PM

The level of vitriol over an innocuous family portrait is very enlightening concerning the attitudes of those who oppose and dislike this president. They can whine and complain and find fault as much as they like but they had better get used to it. Obama may be the first non white person who is President of the United States but he will not be the last one.
Anyone who thinks we live in a post-racial America and that racism is not a problem in this country anymore only need read the comments here. As a country we have made tremendous strides in overcoming racism but there are still those who lag behind and wallow in there racism like pigs content in their own filth.
And for those who commented " Who Cares?" evidently they do or they would not have bothered commenting at all.

Posted by: exbrown | October 24, 2009 4:35 PM

Why do blacks have protruding asses?

Posted by: goziner | October 24, 2009 9:38 AM

==========================
Why question God's most beautiful creation. We do not question you weak skin because we are just greatly for our mellon. We do not question your straight hair, because we love our nappy roots. We do not question your wrinkle skin, because we know we are bless with our dark skin. We do not question your thin lips, because we know our men enjoy our kisses. THE OBAMAS DEPICTS THE BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN-AMERICAN. WE DO NOT DEFINE OUR BEAUTY BY THE CHARACTERISTICS OF WHITE OR WESTERN CULTURE. PLEASE RESPECT THE FIRST FAMILY BECAUSE WE SURELY HAVE RESPECTED HIS PREDECESSORS' FAMILY!!!

Posted by: 4reallisa | October 24, 2009 4:24 PM

In response to:
Remember, It took a white family to raise the first black president.

Without that white family. The Obamas would be just another pack of common hoodrats.
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I guess slavery, lynching, Iraq, Wall Street, President Bush, genocide (Indians and Blacks), Haliburton, KKK, Jim Crow, corporate executives were created by hoodrats!!! Do you know your history??? Your people are the epitome of hoodrats (KKK)!!!!

Posted by: 4reallisa | October 24, 2009 4:10 PM

Why do blacks have protruding asses?

Posted by: goziner | October 24, 2009 9:38 AM

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God's blessing...them protruding asses!

But, but... why are white women *BUYING* protruding asses, and *LIPS* too? And risking cancer for some *color.*

What's up with that?

Posted by: Evenfoolsarerightsometimes | October 24, 2009 4:05 PM

In answer to:
Remember, It took a white family to raise the first black president.

Without that white family. The Obamas would be just another pack of common hoodrats.
======================
It took many white familes to raise all the stupid bigots we still have in this country, who have no hope of becoming great because most of them still can't read.

Posted by: sbmerk | October 24, 2009 4:00 PM

Poor Bo ...

Guess he's not part of the family.....sad

Posted by: Rubiconski | October 24, 2009 3:59 PM

Remember, It took a white family to raise the first black president.

Without that white family. The Obamas would be just another pack of common hoodrats.


Posted by: dashriprock
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Someone left the top off the man hole cover. Back in the hole and that sheet with you.

Posted by: jjgrah | October 24, 2009 3:38 PM

dashriprock - said "..Remember, It took a white family to raise the first black president.

Without that white family. The Obamas would be just another pack of common hoodrats."
^^^^^^^^^^^

REally? Since that's your theory don't forget, archaeological records show that it took an African to make a European. Without that African there would be nothing. How far back to you wanna carry this thing sports? (I'll wait)

Posted by: bcs2k | October 24, 2009 3:25 PM

MORE LIGHT SHALL BREAK FROM OUT THY WORD

"The lord hath more truth and light yet to break forth out of His Holy Word."-Pastor Robinson's farewell to the Mayflower Pilgrims.

More light shall break from out Thy Word
For Pilgrim followers of the Gleam,
Till, led by Thy free spirit, Lord,
We see and share the Pilgrim Dream!

What mighty hopes are in our care,
What holy dreams of Brotherhood:
God of our Fathers, help us dare
Their passion for the Common Good.

The ancient stars, the ancient faith,
Defend us till our voyage is done;
Across the floods of fear and death
The Mayflower still is sailing on.

'Allen Eastman Cross, 1864-1943'

Posted by: edtroyhampton | October 24, 2009 2:47 PM


.........Funny I don't remember seeing George and Laura Bush and their two daughters........pic.

Oh.....that's right Bush was a conservative Republican and Obama is a liberal Democrat..........and the Washington POST is a liberal Democrat so-called "news" organization.

.........Now I'm clear.

Posted by: allenridge | October 24, 2009 1:47 PM
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Hitler probably had family pictures too, but it contradicted itself with war, and slaughter, torture and depression.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | October 24, 2009 2:37 PM

If only George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, etc. could come back to life and see this heart-warming First Family portait, they'd see how far their efforts in establishing a truly free and equal society have come. Now every Black, Hispanic, Asian, non-Caucasian child in this country can have HOPE of being successful if they work hard. Truly, the election of 2008 was one of this country's finest hours.

And to the boorish bigots who have posted their ignorant comments on this page, your views are so "not relevant" in today's progressive, positive American culture. (better look up the big words above in your "redneck" dictionary.)

Posted by: sbmerk | October 24, 2009 2:35 PM

I think that this is a lovely picture of the first family. However, it is incomplete. Bo should have been included. After all, he is a very important member of the first family. The next (perhaps holiday) picture should certainly include Bo.

Posted by: bucrat | October 24, 2009 2:30 PM

I think that this is a lovely picture of the first family. However, it is incomplete. Bo should have been included. After all, he is a very important member of the first family. The next (perhaps holiday) picture should certainly include Bo.

Posted by: bucrat | October 24, 2009 2:30 PM

That's a nice picture for any normal family, but not a portrait of the First Family.

A portrait of the First Family needs to be dignified and proper, something that will withstand time- no bare arms or legs.

This picture says "hanging out". As a portrait of the First Family, it's a disgrace.

Posted by: JamesMeeker | October 24, 2009 2:10 PM

.........Funny I don't remember seeing George and Laura Bush and their two daughters........pic.

Oh.....that's right Bush was a conservative Republican and Obama is a liberal Democrat..........and the Washington POST is a liberal Democrat so-called "news" organization.

.........Now I'm clear.

Posted by: allenridge | October 24, 2009 1:47 PM


Great family portrait. Would love to hang a copy of this in my living room as a proud American. Its speaks to: strength, character, diligence, hard work and "old" time family values. Kudos to a happy family-- one I can relate to. http://www.vernasmith.com

Posted by: Victoria5 | October 24, 2009 11:52 AM

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Loser. Why would you put a picture of another family on your wall? Only an insecure liberal follower would go as far as putting a families pic in their home. If I was a guest at your place and saw that pic on the wall, I would lmao.

Posted by: barrysmith1
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who would want a fool like you in there house? Get back in the man hole and close
the cover.

Posted by: jjgrah | October 24, 2009 1:45 PM


Great picture. Looks like "The Real America" to me!!!! Only suggestion: Where's Bo at??

Posted by: danw1 | October 24, 2009 1:25 PM

What a wonderful portrait of a perfectly lovely family, a remarkable president, and terrific, hands-on, First Lady. Thank you!


Posted by: drjillshackford1 | October 24, 2009 12:49 PM

Great family portrait. Would love to hang a copy of this in my living room as a proud American. Its speaks to: strength, character, diligence, hard work and "old" time family values. Kudos to a happy family-- one I can relate to. http://www.vernasmith.com

Posted by: Victoria5 | October 24, 2009 11:52 AM

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Loser. Why would you put a picture of another family on your wall? Only an insecure liberal follower would go as far as putting a families pic in their home. If I was a guest at your place and saw that pic on the wall, I would lmao.

Posted by: barrysmith1 | October 24, 2009 12:39 PM

I LOVE THIS PHOTO! Absolutely beautiful lighting. I especially love the way the way hands and arms are intertwined. Such a beautiful family and its' so wonderful that they are in the White House and that we have such a great President after the last disastrous one. Thank you Annie!

Posted by: renrat1 | October 24, 2009 12:25 PM

Guess what ? More than 40 % of these comments are hateful or downright racist ! You have a long way to go, America, before becoming a civilized society !

Posted by: wernerthomasi | October 24, 2009 12:23 PM

Guess what ? More than 40 % of these comments are hateful or downright racist ! You have a long way to go, America, before becoming a civilized society !

Posted by: wernerthomasi | October 24, 2009 12:20 PM

3 years and 2 months left. Say Obama how is it we never see any pictures of that illegal aunt? Of course she is being under federal marshall protection.

Posted by: KBlit | October 24, 2009 12:19 PM

All you libs keep making your disingenuous comments about racism.
Opposition to Odumbo doesn't necessarily mean racism.
Doesn't matter if the slug is black, white or purple. His leftist policies and pandering to special interests, including perverts, are going to destroy our country.
And please, won't you posties take the grinning, dumbos off the front page.

Posted by: LarryG62
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You can say the same about the GOP wingnuts
that got us in this mess.

Posted by: jjgrah | October 24, 2009 12:18 PM

All you libs keep making your disingenuous comments about racism.
Opposition to Odumbo doesn't necessarily mean racism.
Doesn't matter if the slug is black, white or purple. His leftist policies and pandering to special interests, including perverts, are going to destroy our country.
And please, won't you posties take the grinning, dumbos off the front page.

Posted by: LarryG62 | October 24, 2009 12:12 PM

PortlandBill said "The cluttered background and the spread-out posing make everything look casual."

Indeed it does, too much so.

The choice of the Green Room and the busy background is a poor choice for any serious photographer, particularly one of Leibovitz' caliber.

Dave

Posted by: kerrd | October 24, 2009 11:59 AM

I'm simply stunned by these incredibly racist comments--from Washington Post readers no less! GET OVER IT people. President Obama is THE PRESIDENT! And, for the record, I think this is a very tasteful and elegant picture of the First Family of the United States!

Posted by: wood371 | October 24, 2009 11:52 AM

Great family portrait. Would love to hang a copy of this in my living room as a proud American. Its speaks to: strength, character, diligence, hard work and "old" time family values. Kudos to a happy family-- one I can relate to. http://www.vernasmith.com

Posted by: Victoria5 | October 24, 2009 11:52 AM

Still a big improvement over the Abu Grhaib photos that was the image the world had of The United States of American before January 20th 2008. go Barrack Hussein Obama

Posted by: di-ann | October 24, 2009 11:49 AM

How can some of you see the keyboard through the holes in those sheets?

Posted by: TracyDC | October 24, 2009 11:46 AM

To dashriprock, And? He's still a black man who has made his own decisions. We have said nothing about his mama nor grand-parents raising him. They did a great job. Why aren't you president, did your racist uneducated parents not do their best with you? Are you saying simply because his mom was white that lead him to his presidency? Really? That's it, huh? So again I ask why aren't you President? or your dad, or brother, or mother or sister? If it's really that easy...your too stupid for words.

Posted by: jameelah101 | October 24, 2009 11:41 AM

I like the joker portrait better. When does this buffoon find time to work?

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Make shure when jump back into the gutter
hole, you replace the cover.

Posted by: jjgrah | October 24, 2009 11:40 AM

I like the joker portrait better. When does this buffoon find time to work?

Posted by: carlbatey | October 24, 2009 11:31 AM

I read all of the early comments re this photo - the ones concerning the photography, rather than the subject itself. I was surprised that Annie Leibovitz chose the 'Green Room,' which must be the saddest room in the White House...the room where Willie Lincoln was "laid for viewing," and which Mary Todd Lincoln avoided ever after her young son's funeral in 1862.

* Annie Leibovitz is very purposeful with the settings she chooses, usually favoring elaborate ones.

*So why the Green Room? As others pointed out, its an ugly color to begin with, and the background looks confused and cluttered.

*As always, as if showing us his lack of 'situational awareness,' Pres Obama grins back at us anyway.

Posted by: cherubino1 | October 24, 2009 11:08 AM

Lovely picture, I notice our racist friends are up to their usual, ENJOY.

Posted by: shipfreakbo214 | October 24, 2009 11:02 AM


Remember, It took a white family to raise the first black president.

Without that white family. The Obamas would be just another pack of common hoodrats.

Posted by: dashriprock | October 24, 2009 10:56 AM

Not a very good pose, Sasha and Barak have the posture of co-workers, not daughter and father.

Posted by: AIPACiswar | October 24, 2009 10:55 AM

What a waste of time and film.

This administration gets more like a 70's sitcom everyday.

Posted by: riain | October 24, 2009 10:47 AM

another day, another sycophant article by the mainstream media.

Posted by: bandmom22 | October 24, 2009 10:31 AM

I agree 100% with the "Who cares".

Posted by: highwaybluesoccer | October 24, 2009 10:24 AM

Good picture. You cannot see Michelle's big feet and big posterior.

Posted by: ravitchn | October 24, 2009 10:10 AM

Why is Barack Hussein Obama's life such an "unsolved mystery," from his birth and childhood to the very moment this photograph was taken?

Posted by: Jerzy | October 24, 2009 9:57 AM

The older girl is starting to look cute. Annie did good work on the skin tone; most press and TV pictures of Obama make him look arab-orange. She made him look like he was born here.

Posted by: georgejones5 | October 24, 2009 9:41 AM

Why do blacks have protruding asses?

Posted by: goziner | October 24, 2009 9:38 AM

puke away birvin9999

roll around in misery. you and others of your hatemongering ilk. you deserve it.

charlietuna666

its very easy to sit your but in front of a PC and make comments like that without repercussions. you would with others of your ilk but you wouldn't have the fortitude in mixed company.

again. short of death, sickness to you and your loved ones you haters and bigots deserve all the misery that comes your way.

but just puke away birvin.

Posted by: llewis40 | October 24, 2009 9:32 AM

wonderful picture of the first family. to all the negative comments you people need to get over it. our president is obama and that won't change for the next 3 1/2 years!!! he's trying to fix the screw up bush made and you people can't accept that. if you don't like it then move and come back later. until then why not leave all the negativity somewhere else. his supporters don't really want to see it.

Posted by: deanadean519 | October 24, 2009 9:29 AM

And you try to pretend America is post racial. Your comments and objections read like the KKK manifesto. You guy's are just to cowardly to stand up. The entire world HATES! YOU. You are in the last throws of your insurgency. IGNORANCE!

Posted by: minco_007 | October 24, 2009 9:25 AM

that's one ugly bunch

Posted by: charlietuna666 | October 24, 2009 9:07 AM

Excuse me while I puke.

Posted by: birvin9999 | October 24, 2009 9:06 AM

It wasn't too long ago that Annie Leibovitz's creditors were trying to seize her photograph collection to pay her debts. I guess this was bailout money.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/06/photographer-annie-leibov_n_278275.html

Posted by: grunk | October 24, 2009 9:03 AM

Wonderful pic of the First Family.

And to all you right wing bigoted haters.

Short of death, sickness to you and all your loved ones I want you all to roll around in absolute misery. OBAMA is the president of these United States. A good man, a loving husband and Father. A decent president on his way to being perhaps the greatest ever.

You haters cant deal it well just begone and keep it moving.

Posted by: llewis40 | October 24, 2009 9:01 AM

1st. I care.
2nd. An Annie Leibovitz photo as an image is a huge improvement for The United States of America over the ameture photos that came out of Abu Ghraib.
I prefer this and a photo of that little gold metal from Norway over the image that Abu Grhaib burned into the world's memory.
3rd. All the Fox sour grapers {pun intended} can just suffer through the next 8 years. Suffer just like the world did under Darth Vader and his intellectually stunted lackey Bush.
Anyone want to go quail hunting?

Posted by: di-ann | October 24, 2009 8:27 AM

Grovel, grovel, swoon, faint.

Posted by: wmpowellfan | October 24, 2009 7:49 AM

I could have made a photo every bit as good as this one. Does this Annie Leibovitz have a special way to push the button or something??

Does she work for Olin Mills??

Posted by: battleground51 | October 24, 2009 6:27 AM

Very nice photo. I came here mainly to see if -- No, I must be honest -- to see how the haters would exploit the photo of our wonderful First Family (elected, haters, remember?) as another excuse for the haters to spew ugly dirt.
The haters, unfortunately, did not disappoint. And they did not detract one mini-bush from this wholesome, American photo.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | October 24, 2009 6:00 AM

"Please let us all know what shelter you're in, "profmoriarty," so we can all come and pee on you."

You worshipers are really into kinky stuff. Please post videos on YouTube.

Incidentally, what is it that Michelle does with her time these days?

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | October 24, 2009 4:45 AM

Sorry, forgot to give the link for the BBC video of Annie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LAY3qWFC8Y

Posted by: dadada | October 24, 2009 3:40 AM

It's lovely. Would be fun to see the out-takes.

For anyone interested in how Annie works with her subjects, there is a great BBC video-clip of her taking various portrait shots of Queen Elizabeth a few years ago.

Posted by: dadada | October 24, 2009 3:37 AM

btw..it's not a portrait, it's a snapshot.

and it's a mess.

Posted by: Rubiconski | October 24, 2009 3:37 AM

America has gone off the deep end with president idolatry.

You're not supposed to worship your employees.

Next time get a good manager who can balance a checkbook not some wannabe rock star.

Posted by: Rubiconski | October 24, 2009 3:33 AM

"

A lovely portrait. Odumba has a nice family to lean on when he gets voted out in 2012. By then many of us will have lost our jobs or our homes and will either be homeless or living in a shelter somewhere.

Posted by: profmoriarty "

Please let us all know what shelter you're in, "profmoriarty," so we can all come and pee on you.

Posted by: thrh | October 24, 2009 2:51 AM


Beautiful photograph. Just lovely.

Posted by: jato11 | October 24, 2009 2:08 AM

Well, I think it's a charming portrait.
Like many of the commenters, I do wish Liebovitz had chosen a lighter background.
What amazes me is the genuine expressions she managed to engender and capture so well.
That's her special talent.
There's a joy the Obama family exhibits that lifts the spirit.
They rejuvenate and revitalize our country with their energy and enthusiasm.

Posted by: Judy-in-TX | October 24, 2009 1:28 AM


Odumba? You don't even believe that, profmoriarty! You know that not one of the Obamas in the White House is dumb -- nor is his mother-in-law. It's quite the opposite.


You are free to disagree with the President's policies. There are some that I'm not fond of. But do you know why you decided on that particular insult? Did you think it was witty? Really? (And, no, I didn't think GWB was dumb either.)

Posted by: weareone | October 24, 2009 1:01 AM

I would have preferred not to have the picture on the wall right above Sasha's head. But I'm not the celebrated photographer and I generally love Liebovitz's work and like this piece.

Also, BLAZESTOP, President Obama won the election. You're just going to have to live with that reality. The majority of your fellow Americans voted he and Senator Biden into office. And while I totally support the President having received the Nobel Peace Prize, I would have been ecstatic if the Nobel Committee had awarded the prize to the American people for our exquisitely sound judgment in electing him.

Finally, I'm pretty sure the Obama's are quite happy with their lives. Can you say the same about yours? The unhappiness, misery, and, well -- envy-- are kind of showing. I don't think being President is as easy as some people think. I was aware of the weight of the Presidency even with GWB, who I wished the wisdom, clarity and strength needed to lead our nation in the right direction.

Deep breaths now, Blazestop! And watch that unfettered bias.

Posted by: weareone | October 24, 2009 12:43 AM

A lovely portrait. Odumba has a nice family to lean on when he gets voted out in 2012. By then many of us will have lost our jobs or our homes and will either be homeless or living in a shelter somewhere.

Posted by: profmoriarty | October 24, 2009 12:11 AM

Actually PortlandBill, I think you're reading *way* too much into the portrait and giving a famous photographer too much credit. I agree with kularski that the background is oppressive and distracting. The open rooms in the background are dark and lead the eye away from the family, which I thought was the subject of the photo. I have no idea what I'm supposed to be looking at in this photo. Had anyone other than Leibovitz taken this, the photographer would have been promptly fired.

Posted by: tristesse27 | October 23, 2009 11:34 PM

Leibovitz knew exactly what she was doing when she took this. The idea that she would make beginner mistakes-- and create a portrait inferior to that of a main-street photographer-- is laughable.

Leibovitz made this look a bit like a home snapshot. It's an effect that works like a bomb with the Obamas, but it would not have been so successful with some other first families.

The depth of field mimics what you'd get on a consumer camera with a small sensor, or an old Brownie with a tiny aperture. The cluttered background and the spread-out posing make everything look casual. If she didn't like any of this, it would have been 20 minutes work for Liebovitz to edit any of this in post processing.

No offense, kularski, but there's a reason why she's Annie Liebovitz and you're not.

Posted by: PortlandBill | October 23, 2009 10:57 PM

What a beautiful family. I am so happy they are our First Family.

Posted by: andrew41 | October 23, 2009 10:54 PM

It is a horrible portrait. The background is too cluttered, could definitely use a shorter depth of field, since this is a portrait and not a real estate ad. The room choice wasn't particularity good either, too many doorways providing voids and uneven appearance. The wall decorations are the worst in this image, as they clash with the child's head. Perhaps in front of the fireplace would have been a better position, somewhere more neutral and less "busy".

I see why she didn't charge a fee, a dreadful portrait as far as composition; however, the lighting is perfect and the image seems very lifelike and warm. Portrait photographers should spend as much time worrying about whats behind the subject as they do about the light falling on the subject.

Posted by: kularski | October 23, 2009 9:15 PM

Cute kids. Hope they enjoy growing up in Norway.

Posted by: thebump | October 23, 2009 7:21 PM


Really nice picture...obviously a very talented photographer. It helps that the family is so photogenic.

Really guys there is little to pooh- paw here. Although the small minded always manage to rise to the occasion.

Posted by: chaosonline | October 23, 2009 7:12 PM

That's what a little kid says to another kid when one of them is going to Disney Land and the other isn't. Guess there is a little jealousy going on.

Posted by: absmith4 | October 23, 2009 7:12 PM

The picture is not for anyone particular to care. This is the lesson that Americans can learn from, no matter what is going on in the world, life still goes on. The President obviously is aware that his administration is doing the best possible job for other Americans, he also realizes that he has a family as well. So they people who ask who cares, they do. Where were these Americans when the country was being driven in the ground and their common sense was being stolen from them? This is not the first photo and will not be the last. High praise for the Obama Administration and others who are turning the country around, but there is much more work to be done.

Posted by: absmith4 | October 23, 2009 7:05 PM

Got all the slimy clodhoppers crawling out of the ooze tonight, don't we?

Posted by: thrh | October 23, 2009 7:04 PM

"

I agree with Ohioan...who gives a hoot about the our 1st 1/2 caucasian President, the 1st Wookie and kids ? I manage to take a pic almost every day .....wow!

Posted by: BLAZESTOP"

Maybe the Washington Post would like to publish yours, BLAZESTOP, if you'd remember not to get your finger in front of the lens. And come off the "First Wookie" nonsense, redneck peasant clodhopper.

Posted by: thrh | October 23, 2009 7:04 PM

"

Who Cares ?

Posted by: ohioan "

Me. On the other hand, who cares what a peon like YOU thinks. Or, in this case, doesn't?

Posted by: thrh | October 23, 2009 7:02 PM

I agree with Ohioan...who gives a hoot about the our 1st 1/2 caucasian President, the 1st Wookie and kids ? I manage to take a pic almost every day .....wow!

Posted by: BLAZESTOP | October 23, 2009 6:50 PM

Very ironic that the Obama administration would allow her to work for free, she sure needs her ridiculous fees these days. Another "Do what I say not what i do" administration. The President could have claimed he created a job this month.

Posted by: jeff71 | October 23, 2009 6:11 PM

Who Cares ?

Posted by: ohioan | October 23, 2009 6:07 PM

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