Callie Shell has worked as a photographer for CNN since 2015 and Time magazine since 2001. She first photographed Barack Obama in 2004 before he was elected to the United States Senate, following him into the White House as the forty-fourth president of the United States.
Shell documented the historic campaign, election, and presidency from a unique personal and private perspective. Her photographs have garnered many awards, including recognition from World Press Photo.
She previously served eight years as the official photographer for Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton administration and was a staff photographer at the Pittsburgh Press, USA Today, and the Tennessean. Her work has been published, exhibited, and collected in magazines, books, and galleries throughout the world. She lives on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, with her son and husband.