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The Story Behind the Internet’s Most Popular Photo

November 8th 2012 7:07 PM

Obama and Michelle - Four More Years by Scout Tufankjian

The now-iconic image you see above of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with the simple caption, “Four More Years,” has become the most popular tweet of all time and the most liked Facebook photo ever.

Gizmodo was able to land an exclusive interview with Scout Tufankjian, the woman who shot this now iconic photo of the President and the First Lady. She has been shooting Obama since 2006 when he was a just a Junior Senator. She also ended up being the only photojournalist to cover Obama’s entire 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Tufankjian also covered the 2012 Obama campaign, and along with the aforementioned photo, she was also responsible for the wildly popular Obama Bear Hug image.

Obama Bear Hug

It’s a great insight to learn how Tufankjian ended up shooting The Photo. In the interview, she also discussed some useful tips on how to capture spontaneous, unforgettable moments. Be sure to check out the exclusive interview on Gizmodo.


Joe is a rising fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs. Be sure to check out his work at and connect with him on Google Plus and on Facebook

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