V.F. contributing editor Michael Lewis had unprecedented access to President Obama in the White House, on Air Force One, and on the basketball court for his October feature. Read a preview of the story and see more photos here.
Photograph by Pete Souza/Official White House Photograph
When Barack Obama met Genevieve Cook in 1983 at a Christmas party in New York’s East Village, it was the start of his most serious romance yet. But as the 22-year-old Columbia grad began to shape his future, he was also struggling with his identity: American or international? Black or white?