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Portfolio : Bye-bye Barack…

Michelle et Barack Obama au palais présidentiel de Dakar, le 27 juin 2013. © Pete Souza

Pendant huit ans, Pete Souza, photographe officiel de la Maison-Blanche, a suivi, dans l’ombre, ce Président qui attire la lumière. Ses deux millions de clichés ont contribué à forger la légende. Voyages en Afrique, raid contre Ben Laden, images plus intimes… Notre sélection.


Feb. 22, 2013 "How high is that ceiling? The President showed Samantha Power and Cass Sunstein's children just how high by throwing a basketball to see if he could touch the ceiling with it." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Obama montre aux enfants de Samantha Power, l’ambassadrice des États-Unis à l’ONU, à quelle hauteur lancer un ballon de basket pour toucher le plafond de la Maison-Blanche. Le fameux « plafond de verre » n’est, lui, toujours pas brisé, comme l’a montré la défaite de Hillary Clinton à la présidentielle. L’équipe Trump ne compte que deux femmes : Nikki Haley, gouverneure de Caroline du Sud, qui devrait remplacer Power, et Betsy DeVos, à l’Éducation.

 


Signature du président, au bas de sa loi, l’Obamacare, qui a apporté une couverture santé à plusieurs millions d’Américains. Elle ne survivra pas à son départ. Soutenu par un Congrès à majorité républicaine, Donald Trump a promis de l’abroger.

 


President Barack Obama signs a photograph as he greets people on the tarmac upon arrival at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House. 

Séance dédicace, à La Nouvelle-Orléans, en 2012. Une chose que Trump ne pourra jamais enlever au premier président noir de l’histoire des États-Unis : l’immense admiration que lui vouent la plupart des Africains-Américains.

 

 


May 1, 2011 "Much has been made of this photograph that shows the President and Vice President and the national security team monitoring in real time the mission against Osama bin Laden. Some more background on the photograph: The White House Situation Room is actually comprised of several different conference rooms. The majority of the time, the President convenes meetings in the large conference room with assigned seats. But to monitor this mission, the group moved into the much smaller conference room. The President chose to sit next to Brigadier General Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, Assistant Commanding General of Joint Special Operations Command, who was point man for the communications taking place. WIth so few chairs, others just stood at the back of the room. I was jammed into a corner of the room with no room to move. During the mission itself, I made approximately 100 photographs, almost all from this cramped spot in the corner. There were several other meetings throughout the day, and we've put together a composite of several photographs (see next photo in this set) to give people a better sense of what the day was like. Seated in this picture from left to right: Vice President Biden, the President, Brig. Gen. Webb, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Standing, from left, are: Admiral Mike Mullen, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Audrey Tomason Director for Counterterrorism; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Please note: a classified document seen in front of Sec. Clinton has been obscured." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication

Le 1er mai 2011, entouré notamment de Hillary Clinton, sa secrétaire d’État, et de Joe Biden, le vice-président, Obama assiste en direct à l’intervention du commando contre Oussama Ben Laden, au Pakistan. Quelques heures plus tard, le visage fermé, il annonce à la télévision la mort de l’ennemi public numéro un de l’Amérique.

 


President Barack Obama greets members of the audience following his remarks at an event with military personnel at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., June 15, 2010. This was the President's fourth trip to the Gulf Coast to assess the ongoing response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Auprès des militaires de la base navale de Pensacola, en Floride, le 15 juin 2010. Obama dira à plusieurs reprises que l’aspect le plus éprouvant de sa présidence aura été d’envoyer des soldats américains au combat, sachant que certains n’en reviendraient pas.

 


Prior to the start of their working dinner with President Barack Obama, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, check their watches to see if it is officially sunset, in the Blue Room of the White House, Sept. 1, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

À la Maison-Blanche, le 1er septembre 2010, avec Benyamin Netanyahou, Hosni Moubarak et Mahmoud Abbas. Passivité dans le dossier syrien, processus de paix israélo-palestinien au point mort, instabilité en Irak…Pas facile de remettre les pendules à l’heure au Moyen-Orient.

 


President Barack Obama speaks at Cairo University in Cairo, Thursday, June 4, 2009. In his speech, President Obama called for a 'new beginning between the United States and Muslims', declaring that 'this cycle of suspicion and discord must end'. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

À l’université du Caire, le 4 juin 2009, il promet « un nouveau départ avec les musulmans ». L’élection de Trump, qui a menacé d’interdire à ces derniers l’accès au territoire américain, est un désaveu cinglant de cette volonté d’ouverture.

 


Feb. 23, 2015 "The President's daughter Malia stopped by the Oval Office one afternoon to see her dad and, while they were talking, she wiped something from his face." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Avec Malia, sa fille aînée, dans le Bureau ovale, le 23 février 2015. Celle-ci, aujourd’hui âgée de 18 ans, est en année sabbatique avant son entrée à Harvard.

 


President Barack Obama reacts to a photograph during an interview with David Letterman during a taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, on September 18, 2012

Lors de l’enregistrement du show de David Letterman, au théâtre Ed Sullivan, à New York, le 18 septembre 2012. Chaque année, au dîner de gala avec les correspondants de presse de la Maison-Blanche, le président maniait avec finesse humour et autodérision. Là encore, le contraste avec Trump promet d’être total.

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