Barack Obama – 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

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Official White House Photographer Pete Souza recently sat down with BBC Newsnight to reflect on his experience photographing President Obama. By the time Barack Obama finishes his eight years in office, Souza estimates he will have taken nearly 2 million photographs of the President.

Pete Souza turned 8 years of Obama’s presidency into 2 million pictures, capturing his meetings, leisure time with family, basketball games and much more, showing us a more human side of one of the most powerful men in the world.

Pete Souza, who was also Ronald Reagan’s official photographer from 1983 to 1989, actually took his first pictures of Obama back in 2005. “He’s walking around Red Square, he’s on a sidewalk, and nobody knows who he is,” said the photographer. Just four years later however, Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States.

Pete Souza actually took his first photos of the president way back in 2005, long before he sat down in the Oval Office, but even then Souza says he was thinking ahead to Obama’s potential presidency. “There’s a picture of him where I was consciously thinking about this,” says Souza. “He’s walking around Red Square, he’s on a sidewalk, and nobody knows who he is. And so I was trying to show that […] I said to myself, ‘If he ever became president, this is a picture you’ll never see again.’”

Barack Obama – 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza:

#1 Barack Obama And Ella Rhodes, Daughter Of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#2 Barack Obama Crawling With Ella Rhodes

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#3 President Barack Obama Eats A Peach Following A Town Hall Meeting At Kroger’s Supermarket

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#4 President Barack Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#5 President Barack Obama Jokingly Puts His Toe On The Scale As Trip Director Marvin Nicholson Weighs Himself

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#6 President Barack Obama Holds 3-D Glasses While Watching The Super Bowl Game At A Super Bowl Party

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#7 The President Tosses Around The Ball Before A Meeting In The Oval Office

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#8 Skeptical Infants Peer At The POTUS Through A Window

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#9 The President Shows His Fun Side, Playing The Villain To A Three-Year-Old Spider-Man

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#10 On A Cold Day, The President Races Down The Colonnade With Denis McDonough’s Children

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#11 President Barack Obama Fist-Bumps Custodian Lawrence Lipscomb

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#12 Playing With Bo

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#13 A Young Boy Reaches Up To Compare The President’s Hair To His Own

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#14 Two Presidents Waiting Near Locked Door

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#15 President Barack Obama Runs Around His Desk In The Oval Office With Sarah Froman, Daughter Of Nancy Goodman And Mike Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor For International Economics

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#16 The President And Members Of The White House Staff Look Out The Window Of Air Force One To View Tornado Damage Over Moore, Oklahoma

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#17 President Barack Obama Shares A Pizza Dinner With Individuals Who Wrote Letters To Him, At The Wazee Supper Club In Denver, Colo

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#18 President Obama Delivers A Colorful Farewell As He Leaves Jamaica

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#19 President Barack Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama Share A Private Moment

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

#20 President Barack Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama Dance At The Governors Ball

Barack Obama - 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza

Barack Obama 2 Million Photos by Official White House Photographer Pete Souza – photovide.com

Barack Obama’s Official Photographer Pete Souza talks to BBC Newsnight

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