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.
Diana Walker was a contract photographer for Time magazine for many years. She served as one of Time’s two White House photographers during the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations. Walker has published two books of her photographs and has done many features over the years for People, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine, and The Village Voice. In 2012, Walker was honored with the Henry Luce Lifetime Achievement Award. Her photographs are displayed in the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Minneapolis Museum of Art. She and her husband Mallory live in Washington, DC.