The materials in FOIA 22-16724-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 22-16724-F requested all photographs taken on May 1 – 3, 2011, including but not limited to all photographs taken by any White House photographer.

This FOIA primarily contains photographs from May 1, 2011, of President Obama participating in a series of meetings in the Situation Room and delivering a statement in the in the East Room following the mission against Osama bin Laden; and of people gathering outside the White House after the President’s statement. Photographs from May 2, 2011, include President Obama awarding the Medal of Honor posthumously to Private First Class Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano, U.S. Army, and Private First Class Henry Svehla, U.S. Army, during a ceremony in the East Room; First Lady Michelle Obama hosting kids from local elementary schools celebrating Run Across America and Let's Move on the South Lawn; President Obama talking on the phone with foreign leaders; and President Obama delivering remarks during a dinner with chairmen and ranking Members of Congress in the East Room. Photographs from May 3, 2011, include President Obama honoring 2011 Teacher of the Year Michelle Shearer during a ceremony in the Rose Garden; President Obama holding a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room; President Obama meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the State Dining Room; President Obama delivering remarks at a briefing for the National Association of Counties, County Executives of America, and the National Organization of Black County Officials, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building; and First Lady Michelle Obama attending a Let's Move! Flash Workout event at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C.

5,274 assets

  • Photographs

The materials in FOIA 22-16724-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.

Electronic Records

AV_22-16724-F All Other contains 2,378 photographs, of which 2,268 are released in full and 110 are withheld in full

AV_22-16724-F Souza contains 2,896 photographs, of which 2,570 are released in full and 326 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.
Last Modified: 06/23/2022