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Arun Chaudhary - A Camera, A Suit, and Sneakers
From the early months of the 2008 campaign and through the first two and a half years of the Obama administration, Arun Chaudhary had a unique perspective on the president of the United States. He was the first official White House videographer.
Some of the moments Chaudhary captured were small, like the president throwing warm-up pitches deep inside Busch Stadium in St. Louis before the All-Star game. Some are intensely emotional, as when Obama comforts a grieving teenager whose father had died in a devastating tornado. And some are just plain bizarre—like being trapped in a White House bathroom while Obama conducts a YouTube town hall on the other side of the door.
Arun Chaudhary is the author of the new book: First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time.