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. Bridgette-PA

    N I C E !

    January 14, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  2. Proud American

    Goodlooking guy, republicans please keep your hatefull comments to yourself.

    January 14, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. Veronica

    Very handsome!!!!!

    6 days and counting!!!!!

    January 14, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  4. go away mongers -Ventura ca

    I think most of the Country is MORE than anxious for the new Adminstration to begin! Our entire family is taking the whole day to celebrate and watch the festivities. It's been a very long eight years!

    January 14, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  5. watcher

    Big deal. Even Bush looked dignified in his official portrait.
    Whatever.

    January 14, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  6. Kim

    So handsome! I ♥ Obama!

    January 14, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  7. Sean

    Can't wait for Inauguration Day! Bye bye Bush!

    January 14, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  8. Chance

    Keep an eye on him Michelle!

    January 14, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  9. Sarah

    Now that's a hot looking President!!!!!!!

    January 14, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  10. mrtree

    It is a nice picture, but is anyone else bothered by the ears?

    January 14, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  11. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    VERY, VERY NICE!

    January 14, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  12. Darth Vadik, CA

    better than that stupid grin bush had for 8 years.

    January 14, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  13. Another proud Black American

    finally, we have a preisdent that LOOKS like he should be the President. Not like the guy on the front of MAD magazine. GO OBAMA!!!!

    January 14, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  14. Oh! The Irony

    "My President is Black...", said Young Jeezy.

    Obama 2012

    January 14, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  15. obama supporter

    this picture should be presented on everybody's fridge to remind us of what a great president we have.

    January 14, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  16. dr.mimi de la cruz

    HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU MR.PRESIDENT.

    January 14, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  17. Erica-State College

    I am anticipating the official photos of the new first family, too. This is a very nice photo. May all our leaders act wisely for the good of the country so we can move out of the recession.

    January 14, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  18. Video Guy

    It does not look anything like the plate that is selling on TV and Bed Bath and Beyond.

    January 14, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  19. Sweetie

    Too bad they didn't pin his ears down!

    January 14, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  20. Derrick

    Yes, "WATCHER" you are definitely right. Your first two words are right on the mark, "big deal". Oh yes, this is a very BIG DEAL – a very big deal for our nation. I applaud you.

    January 14, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  21. Obama/Biden and Michelle and Jill 08

    I see intelligence and hope in his eyes. I think he's the real thing.

    January 14, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  22. ashleigh

    I'm surprised they went with a white background. It's looks a little boring, even for this handsome man.

    January 14, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  23. Centrist

    Who cares if the new president is attractive?! The Gazans don't care, neither does Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong-Il. By the way, any of you notice how much Obama's grey hairs have multiplied since he received the official presidential briefing? Now he knows how much extremely scary stuff is actually on his plate. I wish him well, but all you starry-eyed dreamers will find out immanently how these mega-problems he's inheriting, across the board, are no cakewalk.

    January 14, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  24. Sarah

    I am a Republican and I find Obama's picture to be dignified, strong, intelligent and presidential.

    January 14, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  25. Da Juanster

    I like the Regimental tie? Any significance?

    January 14, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
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