The resulting body of work documents the work and play that took place in the White House and beyond, with a number of iconic images that will live for years in history books. Below, I’ve gathered a collection of forty-four of Souza’s images of the 44th president.

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House

Barack Obama, President Obama, 1st African American President, Best U.S. President, Obama Photography, Pete Souza, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMNPhoto | Pete Souza / The White House



Peter J. “Pete” Souza (born December 31, 1954) is an American photojournalist, the current Chief Official White House photographer for President Barack Obama and the director of the White House Photography Office.

Souza was the official White House photographer from 1983 to 1989 during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. He was a photographer with The Chicago Tribune, stationed at the Washington, D.C. bureau from 1998–2007; during this period he also followed the rise of then-Senator Obama to the presidency.


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