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Obama's Kodak moment

March 28, 2009|Mike Boehm

"Barack Obama: The Freshman" is a photographic exhibition that's coming to L.A. -- the city where, 29 years ago, a 20-year-old aspiring photographer asked a fellow Occidental College student to pose for a session because, well, she thought he looked pretty cool.

And then he grew up to be president. Who knew?

Lisa Jack, who grew up to be a clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, will have her much-belated debut solo show as a photographer May 28 to July 18 at M+B Gallery in West Hollywood. On display: the 36 images of Obama she captured on a single roll of film.

Nine of the images from Jack's 1980 shoot first became public in Time magazine's Dec. 29 "Person of the Year" cover spread on Obama, under the headline, "Obama: The College Years."

-- Mike Boehm

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