Cover image for Hillary : the photographs of Diana Walker
Title:
Hillary : the photographs of Diana Walker
Author:
Walker, Diana (Diana H.), photographer.
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Physical Description:
xI, 212 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
First Lady -- Senator -- Presidential campaign -- Secretary of State.
ISBN:
9781476763378
Format :
Book

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Rich full-color and stirring black-and-white photographs tell the story of Hillary Rodham Clinton's political life on stage and behind the scenes--from one of the world's most famous photojournalists--most published here for the first time.

Diana Walker saw and photographed Hillary Clinton in 1976, and again in 1979. But she truly began to record Hillary's life in pictures beginning in 1993, from her efforts on behalf of health care, her press conference concerning the cattle futures, right through her tenure as First Lady, as a Senate candidate, her years on the Hill, her trailblazing run for the Presidency, up through her tough, smart press conference in Kabul in 2013 with Hamid Karzai.

Through it all, Walker has had a front row seat. As a photographer for Time magazine, she has had unprecedented access to Hillary's life behind closed doors, capturing the range of Hillary's emotions and experiences and the many layers of her character. The photos she took at this time are a unique archive of images that paint a revealing and remarkable portrait. From Hillary's early days as First Lady to her time as Secretary of State, Walker was there to preserve the dramatic Washington moments, all the way to the iconic time in the military cargo plane when Hillary sat in dark glasses concentrating on her Blackberry. Hillary allows you to share her journey and come closer to comprehending the woman behind this extraordinary public life.

Showcasing more than 150 high-resolution photographs, in both full-color and black-and-white, Hillary features an introduction by bestselling author Walter Isaacson and an epilogue by Diana Walker describing her years at Hillary's side during so many momentous and personal events.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The publication of this collection of photos couldn't be more timely, as supporters and enemies alike wait with bated breath for Hillary to make up her mind about running for president. Walker, a veteran Time magazine photographer, has spent over 20 years discreetly documenting Clinton's career as first lady, senator, and secretary of state, and with obvious affection and understated artistic skill, she portrays a Hillary Clinton of humor, charisma, and intelligence. Walker covers the expected public life of ball gowns, campaigning, and meetings with heads of state, but it's the shots of Clinton alone (holding her head at her desk; grabbing a piece of paper in her mouth as she packs up her office work for the day; sitting in a movie theater with popcorn at her side, sipping a drink) that compel us to revel at this complex, enigmatic politician. Walker reflects on the photos depicting a tender, affectionate exchange between Clinton and her husband Bill on a boat ride in Botswana in 1998: "Do I truly know whether this was spontaneous, or all for the camera-for Time's next issue? I couldn't possibly know." Yet no one will doubt the authenticity of Clinton's exuberant, contagious laughter depicted in a myriad of Walker's photos, and this book is a perfect campaign tool. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.