Michelle Obama's Time In The White House Will Last Forever In An Upcoming Book Of Photos

Add "Chasing Light" to your bookshelf soon.

If you've been missing former First Lady Michelle Obama since her husband left office in January, you might be happy to learn that in just a few months you can have your very own photo album documenting her time in the White House.

A new collection of photographs by former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon was just announced this week. According to Crown Publishing, Lucidon photographed the first lady from 2013 to 2017 and was the only female White House photographer during that time — and one of only a few in history.


Lucidon's book is called Chasing Light and will feature 150 color photographs of Michelle Obama, as well as commentary from the photographer, who is clearly an admirer.

"Mrs. Obama is a source of light and inspiration in my life," Lucidon said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. "She was a mentor to me and so many people around the world. The work she has done with young people, especially girls and underserved youth, has helped me realize that I want to spend my life helping others reach their fullest potential."

The book, from Ten Speed Press, will be released October 17, just three weeks before Obama: An Intimate Portrait, a photo book documenting Barack Obama's presidency through the lens of White House photographer Pete Souza. There's a good chance you already follow Souza on social media, as he frequently posts old photos of the former president contrasting him with Donald Trump.

The Obamas have kept a relatively low profile since leaving the White House, popping up in the news here and there to share thoughts on current issues or give back to deserving individuals and communities. They're also working on new books of their own, so it sounds like we'll have plenty of reading material in the months to come.

(H/T: Refinery29)


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