Pages from POTUS Tweets, Published February, 2017
I was recently contacted by Jennifer Linney, the publisher of the book POTUS Tweets, about using my photographs to illustrate the moments of history catalogued in the book.
President Barack Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to tweet from the @POTUS Twitter handle, and he did so from May 18, 2015 to January 20, 2017. That Twitter handle will pass from president to president as terms end and terms begin, and the National Archives and Records Administration has preserved President Obama’s tweets in electronic format only, under a new Twitter handle: @POTUS44
Old-fashioned paper-and-ink girl that I am, I’ve compiled a book of those tweets.
Because, she told me, the cost of publishing a book like this in color is prohibitive, she used black and white images.
However, there’s no such prohibition here – these are the original photos. I will forever remember the honor of being in these moments in our nation’s history. It’s what happens in Washington, DC, where the future is born every day 🙂 .
(People asked me if the White House image was a photoshop creation. No, it was real -> The Stunned Silence in front of the White House in Rainbow Colors)