Former White House photographer, Pete Souza, captured some of the most iconic images of the Obama administration and many of his photographs have been seen by million across the globe. Souza is currently working on a book called Obama: An Intimate Portrait, which will give readers a look at some of the more private moments of Obama’s time as President.
One of the photographs from the collection
As The Independent reports, Obama has announced that he has agreed to write a foreword for Souza’s book which will feature over 300 images of Obama’s time in office. Souza spoke to the New York Times about the book, saying: “There are pictures that certainly show him stressing in the Situation Room over major decisions, but also pictures of him interacting in fun moments with his girls.” It seems the book will show both the serious sides of Obama’s eight years as President, as well as the more everyday moments.
Obama’s own photography skills
300 photos may sound like a lot, but they were carefully selected from a collection of over 10,000. They include images from intense high level meetings to holidays the President took with his family.
Obama is not the first President Souza has worked with. He was also the official photographer during Ronald Reagan’s presidency and first met Obama back when he was a senator in 2005. Pete Souza has since become known as a staunch opposer of the current President, Donald Trump.
Obama: An Intimate Portrait is set to be released this year on November 7th.
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