Callie Shell

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"It was primary morning in New Hampshire. Barack and Michelle Obama had been campaigning separately all week. In the first few months of 2008 their private time seemed to consist of a few crossover moments in back hallways before rallies. This moment was rare and you could tell they just loved being able to sit together. Jan. 8, 2008."
"Two staffers had just passed this site and done two pull-ups. Not to be outdone, Obama did three with ease, dropped and walked out to make a speech. Missoula, Mont., 4/5/2008."
"Waiting: Obama listens from a back stairwell as he is introduced in Muscatine, Iowa. It was his second or third speech of the day. Unlike many of the politicians I have photographed in the past, I find it is easy to get a photograph of Obama alone. He lets his staff do their jobs and not fuss over him. Nov. 7, 2007."
Time photojournalist Callie Shell's photos of presidential candidate Barack Obama give us an intimate look into his bid to become the next president. All the photos are great, they chronicle his run from the democratic national convention till now, and they give everyone a look at some of the standard campaign moments, but my favorites are the more behind the scenes photos, I put a few of them above. Check out all the photos over at digitaljournalist.org, they are definitly worth the time it takes to check them all out.