“This edition collects intimate photos and insights from the only White House photographer of color during the Obama years–including never-before-seen images of the President and First Lady Michelle Obama and a diverse array of guests staffers and candid moments.
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 schoolkids 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.”- publisher