Callie Shell has been a contract photographer for Time magazine since 2001. Her coverage of Barack Obama's passage to the US presidency was the fifth campaign she had photographed. Together with Time she has produced a book: Barack Obama: Path to the White House. Previously, Shell served the eight years of the Clinton/Gore presidency as the official photographer for Vice President Al Gore.
Before going to the White House, she was a staff photographer at The Pittsburgh Press, USA Today and the Nashville Tennessean. Her work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, the Leica Gallery in New York, the Los Angeles Library, the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Visa pour l'Image in Perpignan, France.