"Dignified" President Obama Oval Office by Anna Wilding

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"That people - to - people relationship is what's really important"
President Barack Obama 2016

President Barack Obama in the Oval office of the White House in Washington January 2016, before his last State of the Union address. On the same day, President Barack Obama urged Pakistan to avoid developments in it's … (read more)

"That people - to - people relationship is what's really important"
President Barack Obama 2016

President Barack Obama in the Oval office of the White House in Washington January 2016, before his last State of the Union address. On the same day, President Barack Obama urged Pakistan to avoid developments in it's weapons programs that could increase risks and instability.

This is an image from my Celebrate Hope the Obama collection. I have enjoyed animating and working with my other art pieces to bring a new evolutionary vibrancy but I also wanted to set a marker. At the end of the day - some of these images are part of a live gallery exhibit -solo show - of black and white and color photographs that is touring and started on Black History Month 2019.

I grew up old school, shooting black and white and printing by hand in a dark room. I was first published as a photographer in magazines at the age of 19 and had my own studio that I earned and paid for by myself . I was rare, I was woman in a field totally dominated by men at the time, but I was blessed with "the eye"

Fast forward and I worked years in the mainstream film industry in America ,as I wanted to work with moving images. I have worked on films all over the world. In Washington DC I was compelled to pick up my still camera for the Obama's for the first time in years.

My mother had passed away and when she did I bought a camera again, knowing deep inside I was going to need it. I was going to show the beauty in the world. I was right.

In my live show walk throughs I explain my artistic journey and it's motivations and the motivations for photographing the Obama's and for the show Celebrate Hope.

I was deeply compelled by the racism I witnessed towards the Obama's when I was at the White House and I felt and thought if I could just nudge that narrative a bit through my work..I could make a positive impact on that narrative. I understand I did.

The best we can do on this earth is make the world better. That has been a conscious my motivating factor for me since a child.

I hope you enjoy this Collection. These are legacy pieces and it is a meant a lot bringing them to you. Sometimes the highest mountains we climb are those of the our personal spirit . My journey has been no exceptions- and of course neither is the Obama's

Love and blessings

Anna Wilding 2021

This is a extremely impossibly rare 1/1 NFT edition and the matted, limited edition signed print that you also receive, if you contact me with your shipping address, will be 3/50.


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Jeffrey Rathgeber
(owner)
2021/06/05

Thank you Anna for capturing this beautifully symbolic moment. I will cherish it and leave it in the public domain forever for all to remember what real leadership looks like.

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/05

Thank you Jeffrey. I am happy it has to a good home - I figured that was equally important .

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Anna and Pete Souza, my favorites.

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/05

aww..thank you. Pete was the official White House staff photographer -and I was at the White House independently. We captured different perspectives- both great. We have different styles . I have my own unique style. In fact I have in my Celebrate Hope art gallery exhibit, for kicks, a photograph I took of Pete Souza. People sometimes ask where Pete is - so you can see both of us on either side with President Obama in the middle. . As you know Pete published a commercial book, whereas I had fine art gallery exhibits. We have both published in newspapers and magazines and both of us have had work that has gone viral. I certainly had reason for doing my work that I explain in talks. If you ever wish to buy my signed limited edition fine art prints from the gallery walls I can open the door to those choices.

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🖤🖤🖤

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/07

Thank you Gladstone :)

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SKYWALKER
2021/06/03

I am so excited about this collection. I was able to see some of Anna's amazing work here in Southern California. I'm sure collectors will go wild for these one of a kind NFTs.

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/04

thank you :)

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SKYWALKER
2021/06/03

Looking forward to the next event!

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/03

Thank you so much for coming to one of the live gallery shows as well..

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/03

Thank you so much for the starting bid - hope you win :)

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Jun Huang
2021/06/02

Legend

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/02

Yep! And first bid is in :)

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Corinne Weber
2021/06/02

Such stunning and important work Anna!!

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/02

Thank you Corrine..it was an honor to be there at the White House and at that time . I was compelled to photograph the Obama's by the racism I witnessed towards them .I love this peice. :)

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I love this image Anna ✊🏿🖤

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/02

thank you :)

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Mazy Mouse
2021/06/02

❤️🧡💛💚💜

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/02

thank you :)

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Steeple
2021/06/02

😍😍😍😍

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/07

Thank you

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James
2021/06/02

Outstanding.

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@lighteningbug
(creator)
2021/06/02

Thank you

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