Kwaku Alston photographs the President and First Lady for Essence’s October issue

“I was extremely proud and humbled for the opportunity to photograph our President and First Lady,” says Kwaku Alston of his cover shoot with Barack and Michelle Obama for Essence‘s October issue. “Thank you, Essence, for the many years of support and encouragement.”  

Nadav Kander photographs Time magazine’s 2012 Person of the Year: President Barack Obama

. On the Today show this morning, Time magazine announced its choice for 2012 Person of the Year: President Barack Obama. We simply could not agree more with their selection. Director of photography Kira Pollack and deputy photo editor Paul Moakley asked Nadav Kander to shoot the portraits that accompany the story, which you can […]

New work: Art Streiber photographs the Obamas for People magazine

The new issue of People features an exclusive White House interview with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who—along with Bo, the First Dog—were photographed for the magazine by Art Streiber. “We were scheduled to have 10 minutes with the President and First Lady and Bo, for two setups—the closeup and the wide […]

The best of 2010 (updated)

When you look back at 2010, what photos, photo books, and exhibitions stand out the most in your memory? Here’s a look at some of the best-of lists compiled by various websites and other  photo blogs—starting with a handful of new posts that went up over the holiday break: . THE 2010 TOP TEN LIST, […]

Nadav Kander honored by Germany’s prestigious Lead Awards

. Nadav’s portrait portfolio “Obama’s People,” commissioned by Kathy Ryan for The New York Times Magazine and later published in Stern, has been awarded a commendation in the Portrait of the Year category in Germany’s Lead Awards. He is one of nine photographers to be selected for the Portrait shortlist; at a ceremony on March […]

Having an Obama moment

.. Congratulations, President Obama. We’re so proud of your being awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Herewith, a tribute selected from photographs of you taken by Kwaku Alston and Nadav Kander. … … .. …

The British Journal of Photography interviews Nadav Kander about his “epic commission”

The May 13 issue of The British Journal of Photography devotes nine pages to an interview with Nadav Kander and features a diverse selection of his portraits from over the years. In “Nadav on Obama,” writer Diane Smyth speaks with Kander about his experience shooting the New York Times Magazine feature “Obama’s People.” That series […]

Nadav Kander photographs President Obama for the Sunday cover of the New York Times Magazine

Nadav Kander, who photographed the groundbreaking 51-portrait “Obama’s People” feature published in The New York Times Magazine earlier this year, made another appearance this Sunday. Kander photographed President Barack Obama for the cover of the magazine. It’s an intense portrait that captures both the gravity of the challenges the U.S. is facing, as well as […]

Nadav Kander talks about the making of “Obama’s People”

In January of this year, The New York Times Magazine published “Obama’s People,” Nadav Kander’s unforgettable 52-image series of portraits of the new administration’s top support staff. Kander talks about the making of these historic photos in a candid interview with, touching on everything from his influences in conceiving the project (Bernd and Hilla […]