The materials in FOIA 22-16559-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 22-16559-F requested any and all photographs of Oprah Winfrey.

This FOIA primarily contains photographs of the President, First Lady, and Second Lady being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King; the First Lady attending the funeral mass for Sargent Shriver and the memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou; the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People Gala; the 2016 Olympic site bid; and the dedication ceremony for the United States Postal Service's Maya Angelou Forever stamp. In addition, there are photographs of the President and First Lady greeting the first graduating class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls; the President meeting with Oprah Winfrey, Sade Stephens, and Tabitha Ramotwala; the President and First Lady attending the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors, the Let Freedom Ring ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. There are also photographs of the President awarding the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom; the President taping a video for Oprah Salutes Legends Who Paved the Way; and the President and First Lady hosting a screening of the film “Selma."

5,762 assets

  • Photographs

The materials in FOIA 22-16559-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 22-16559-F

Barack Obama Electronic Records

AV_22-16559-F 2009 – 2011 contains 2,873 photographs, of which 2,696 are released in full and 156 are withheld in full.

AV_22-16559-F 2012 – 2017 contains 2,910 photographs, of which 2,893 are released in full and 17 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.