During both of his terms as President, Barack Obama’s Official White House Photographer was present for more pivotal moments than anyone, ‘OBAMA AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT’.
And now, with the release of what is sure to be the definitive visual biography of the 44th President, readers will have access to those moments as well. Pete Souza took nearly two million photographs during his time on staff, and the best are presented in this oversize, 12″x10″ format that also features a foreword from the President himself.
Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. Previously Souza was an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic, and an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Rise of Barack Obama, which documents the president’s meteoric ascent from his first day in the United States Senate through the 2008 Pennsylvania presidential primary. Souza is currently a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C. and is a Professor Emeritus at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.