Behind the Lens: Pete Souza the White House Photographer

Pete Souza has a job that a lot of people would die for, Pete is the current chief White House photographer for President Barack Obama. A White House photographer gets complete access to the President to document history as it happens, and there is a lot of documentation, Souza and his staff take up to 20,000 photos a week.

President Barack Obama jokes with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication, aboard Air Force One
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The President playing some basketball on the White House basketball court.
The situation room during the mission to kill Osama bin Laden
Obama deep in thought

If you have a little more time, than watch “The President’s Photographer” a great National Geographic special about, Pete Souza and other White House photographers over the last 50 years.

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