90 Miles From Tyranny : Barry Soetoro In 1980

Friday, December 20, 2013

Barry Soetoro In 1980

In 1980, when Obama was known as "Barry", a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he was approached by an aspiring photographer named Lisa Jack, who asked him if he would be willing to pose for some black and white photographs that she could use in her portfolio.

The photographs provide an intimate portrait of the soon-to-be-politician, chain smoking cigarettes, flashing his signature grin, leaning within a narrow frame of a hallow and hiding beneath the brim of a straw hat.



















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