The materials in FOIA 22-16554-F are a selective, not necessarily all-inclusive, body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials.

FOIA 22-16554-F requested any and all photographs of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, including images where she is depicted and also captured in the metadata.

This FOIA primarily contains photographs of White House visits by Beyoncé in March 2010, December 2014, and March 2016; the President and First Lady attending the Obama for America Staff Ball on January 21, 2009; First Lady Michelle Obama attending a Let’s Move! Flash Workout event at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2011; Mrs. Obama taping various messages and greetings in the Library of the White House on May 20, 2011; the 2013 inaugural swearing-in ceremony at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013; Barack Obama looking at exhibits on the White House Colonnade during the first White House Maker Faire, June 18, 2014; and First Lady Michelle Obama attending the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York, NY, on September 26, 2015.

2,981 assets

  • Photographs

The materials in FOIA 22-16554-F are a systematic body of documents responsive to the topic of the FOIA. Researchers should consult an archivist about related materials.

Records responsive to this FOIA were found in these collection areas – Obama Presidential Electronic Records

The Executive Office of the President (EOP) instance of the Electronic Records Archive (ERA) contains electronic records created or received by Obama administration staff. These records are stored in Search and Access Sets (SAS) that represent their originating computer program, such as Exchange Email or the Worker and Visitor Entry System (WAVES). In addition to records captured from the White House’s electronic systems, EOP-ERA also contains records from the home and shared drives used by White House staff.

The following is a list of electronic search results lists (SRLs) that were processed in response to FOIA 22-16554-F

Electronic Records

AV_22-16554-F Beyoncé contains 2,981 photographs, of which 841 are released in full and 2140 are withheld in full.

Collection is open to all researchers. Access to Barack Obama Presidential Records is governed by the Presidential Records Act (PRA) (44 USC 2201) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 USC 552, as amended) and therefore records may be restricted in whole or in part in accordance with legal exemptions.

Official records of Barack Obama’s presidency are holdings of the Barack Obama Presidential Library and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act (PRA).

Staff Archivists, 2022. Previously restricted materials are added as they are released.