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  • Pete Souza’s Resistance Thirst ("Obama nostalgia")

    08/03/2017 8:22:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | August 3, 2017 | Katy Waldman
    Since the election, former White House photographer Pete Souza has been flooding Instagram with postcards from the presidency of Barack Obama. The timing of each upload is deliberate, designed to contrast the former POTUS’s grace and poise with the current one’s flailing malice. Souza’s Instagram, which now has about 1.5 million followers, feels like a magic mirror swimming with images from a brighter past. After President Donald Trump gave a keynote speech at the Boy Scouts’ jamboree only to gloat about election night 2016, Souza unearthed a photo of Obama shaking the hand of an awed kid in uniform. “I...
  • Michelle Obama picture book coming in October

    07/14/2017 7:54:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/13/2017 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Books of Obama photographs will be in the news this fall. A collection of White House pictures of Michelle Obama is coming out Oct. 17, Ten Speed Press told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “Chasing Light” will feature 150 color shots and personal commentary by White House photographer Amanda Lucidon. “Mrs. Obama is a source of light and inspiration in my life,” Lucidon said in a statement issued through Ten Speed, a Penguin Random House imprint. “She was a mentor to me and so many people around the world. The work she has done with young people,...
  • Obama Photographer Keeps Trolling Trump

    05/27/2017 8:53:54 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 25 replies ^ | 5-26-2017 | Sophie Tatum
    Former White House photographer Pete Souza has mastered the "show, not tell" technique in outlining the stark contrasts between former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump. Through his photos and their accompanying captions, Souza has taken a number of thinly veiled shots at the Trump administration.
  • The photography of Trump's presidency is a huge break from Obama's

    04/02/2017 7:29:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 2, 2017 | Sean O'Kane
    Many of the most iconic photos of Barack Obama’s presidency came from Pete Souza, the official White House photographer. Granted extensive access to Obama, he shot the Osama Bin Laden war room photo, moments the president shared with Michelle Obama, the many famous images of the president interacting with kids, and countless more. These carefully composed photos so defined the public image of Obama that it nearly made Souza a household name. In its visual representation, as in so many other respects, the Trump administration has made a break with the past. Most of what we see of Trump comes...
  • White House photographer Pete Souza snaps, defends against critics calling his work 'propaganda'

    12/18/2013 5:54:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/16/13 | LESLIE LARSON
    Official White House photographer Pete Souza shot back at critics this weekend, insisting he is not hogging coverage of President Obama. -snip- Souza's unfettered access to Obama has made him an object of scorn among the White House press corps, who are angry that photojournalists are systematically blocked from covering the President at events. The head of photography for The Associated Press has likened Souza's "visual news releases" to propaganda. Santiago Lyon accused Obama of trying to "bypass the media by releasing a sanitized visual record of his activities through official photographs and videos at the expense of independent journalistic...
  • Obama blackout urged as press fights for right to cover White House (Reggie Love's fault?)

    12/18/2013 5:42:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/22/13 | Devonia Smith
    "Please, no pictures, no autographs," used to be a cocky way of announcing to friends and family that something special had made you a big star for a day. Now it sounds as if President Obama has taken the joke seriously. Mainstream news organizations are fed up. According to an article published on Nov. 21, 2013, by McClatchy DC, a group of the largest news organizations lodged a complaint about how the White House continues to block the press. A blackout of Obama photos, unless taken by real news photographers, is being organized. -snip- Arguably, that kind of photo control...
  • Limit on Access Stirs Tensions Between White House Photographer and Press Corps

    12/01/2013 7:20:00 PM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Nov 2013 | Mark Landler
    Few ceremonies at the White House over the last five years have eluded the lens of Pete Souza, President Obama’s chief photographer and almost constant companion. One that did was Mr. Souza’s wedding, which was held last month in the Rose Garden with the president among 35 friends and family members on hand. Permitting a private citizen to use the Rose Garden for a personal event is extraordinarily unusual, and it attests to the deep ties the president and his photographer have forged, as Mr. Souza has shadowed Mr. Obama on virtually every day of his presidency. Now, though, Mr....
  • Paparazzi President at work

    08/29/2011 12:09:12 PM PDT · by thouworm · 10 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 08-29-2011 | Michelle Malkin
    There’s one employee of the White House — other than the Teleprompter of the United States, that is — who never gets a break. His name is Pete Souza. He’s the official presidential photographer. Last week, Souza was hard at work making President Obama look hard at work while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard.