January 14th, 2009
12:19 PM ET
5 years ago

Official Obama portrait released

The Obama transition office has released the official presidential portrait.
The Obama transition office has released the official presidential portrait.

(CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama's transition office has released the new official portrait of the incoming president.

The photograph was taken by newly-announced White House photographer Pete Souza, and is the first presidential portrait to be taken with a digital camera, according to the transition office.

Full portrait after the jump

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  1. Ravi in MO

    Very handsome! For the first time in my (not so long) life, we're going to have a President and First Lady who both look like fashion models!

    January 14, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  2. AP

    Nice!

    January 14, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  3. LIBERAL FOR LIFE

    Very nice photo. Can't wait for the new administration to begin in 6 days and counting

    January 14, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  4. crazielikafox

    Yes he is handsome. And he will do what God and the people have chosen him to do, but he needs our willing hearts and helping hands to continue to make change and a difference right in our own communities. Let us not just stare and awe over his chrisma and good looks. There's work to be done!

    January 14, 2009 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  5. mary, VA

    very nice pic,

    January 14, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  6. closet republican

    my president is gorgeous....

    January 14, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  7. Tim

    Less than a week until this nice photo goes up in the Company Orderly Room at my Unit!!!

    January 14, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  8. someone

    im so glad we dont have a president that looks like hes looking directly in to the sun anymore

    January 14, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  9. Jarrod

    Sign of the times, first Presidential portrait taken with a digital camera. I think we'll be seeing alot of technological first with this president, he's already mentioned he'll be the first with a laptop in the oval office.

    January 15, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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