Former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon who spent four years covering the First Lady shares a rare insider’s perspective from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos–many previously unreleased–and Amanda’s narrative reflections reveal [Mrs. Obama at many different times during her tenure]. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama the photos are a … celebration of the First Lady.
This awesome collection of images reminds us of how powerful the role of First Lady has evolved to become. Michelle Obama’s optimistic outreach toward achievable goals–in education environmental stewardship and healthy living–gave people an infusion of hope and can-do encouragement. The photographs of Amanda Lucidon capture the sparkling moments of Michelle Obama’s memorable time in the White House. It is a joyous collection.”
“Michelle Obama with dignity grace and respect has taught and inspired all of us to chase what is good right and just. Through her life’s commitment and dedication she is the embodiment of a powerful light.”
–Congressman John Lewis
” Chasing Light is a remarkable and intimate behind-the-scenes look at one of the most influential icons of our time. Michelle Obama is dedicated gracious and humble. She has touched so many lives and continues to profoundly affect our world in the most genuine and positive ways. This book is an outstanding tribute to our beloved First Lady and my friend Michelle Obama.”
“As a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities I had the pleasure of seeing firsthand the wonderful effects of Michelle Obama’s work on behalf of underserved schoolchildren. Under her leadership the classroom became an opportunity not just for learning but also for innovation and creative expression.” –Yo-Yo Ma
“Michelle Obama’s efforts redefined the role of First Lady and have left an imprint on the world like no other. As I turn through the pages of this beautiful book I am reminded of the joy she shares with the world and the grace and humility she exudes. Her spirit and her legacy are captured in these photos.”
–Lonnie G. Bunch III founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Smithsonian Institution” -publisher