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Thu May 14, 2015 at 09:02 AM PDT

Pete Souza - The President in 50 States

by bsegel

Behind the Lens: Photographing the President in 50 States



White House Chief Photographer Pete Souza has put together a collection of photographs of President Obama in each state.

"This week, the President will visit South Dakota, marking the 50th state he has visited during his administration (as such, it's also my 50th state with him). To mark the occasion, I chose one photograph from each state that we’ve visited. This was not as easy as I thought it would be. With help from photo editor Phaedra Singelis, I tried to depict a variety of situations. Some are more lighthearted, some are sad, and some are poignant..."
I've selected some of my favorite out of the 50 pictures. If you would like to see all 50 pictures you can find them here.
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Sat May 02, 2015 at 04:36 PM PDT

April White House Photo Diary

by bsegel


April 2015

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the months of April. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

President Barack Obama goes over his statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding Iran’s nuclear program that was decided in Lausanne, Switzerland, with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, in the Oval Office, April, 2, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Fri Apr 03, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT

March White House Photo Diary

by bsegel


March 2015

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the months of March. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

President Barack Obama speaks to Senate Youth Program participants in the East Room of the White House, March 12, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 at 09:05 AM PST

February White House Photo Diary

by bsegel

Reposted from Bob's Blog by bsegel


February 2015

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the months of February. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

President Barack Obama presents the First Lady with a Valentine's Day card on the State Floor of the White House before the President departed on a five-day trip to California, Feb. 12, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 01:46 PM PST

January White House Photo Diary

by bsegel

Reposted from Bob's Blog by bsegel

January was a very busy month for the President. Lots of pictures.


January 2015

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the months of January. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

President Barack Obama speaks with First Lady Michelle Obama following his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia during a foreign leader call in the Oval Office, Jan. 5, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Wed Jan 07, 2015 at 07:58 AM PST

2014: A Year in Photos by Pete Souza

by bsegel

Reposted from Bob's Blog by bsegel



I post a monthly diary highlighting the pictures taken for the previous month by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza (an archive of those past diaries can me found here). Pete has posted his annual album of his favorite pictures of the year. I thought I'd take the opportunity to choose some of my favorite from his selections. As always I encourage you to click through and check out all of the pictures he has posted when you have the time. You can view his entire Year in Photos 2014 album here.

2014: A Year in Photos by Pete Souza


All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.
These pictures and more can be viewed on the White House website.

January 17, 2014

"Sometimes a unique angle makes all the difference. Lawrence Jackson scouted out a balcony position in the New Executive Office Building to photograph the President as he signed H.R. 3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, which at the time provided fiscal year 2014 appropriations."
(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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Mon Jan 05, 2015 at 02:47 PM PST

Nov/Dec White House Photo Diary

by bsegel

Reposted from Bob's Blog by bsegel

I've been traveling a lot lately, was out of town end of November and again the end of December. I missed Novembers diary completely and am late with Decembers. So let's get caught up, here are both November and Decembers together in one diary this month.


November & December 2014

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the months of November and December. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

President Barack Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha shop for Christmas gifts at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

November 2014
President Barack Obama shows a program for the Martin Luther King Jr. March on Washington to the Jackie Robinson West All Stars during the team's visit to the Oval Office, Nov. 6, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Fri Oct 31, 2014 at 12:22 PM PDT

October White House Photo Diary

by bsegel

Reposted from Bob's Blog by bsegel


October 2014

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the month of October. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

President Barack Obama greets 107-year-old Alyce Dixon, the oldest living female African American World War II veteran, in the Oval Office, Oct. 27, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama travels aboard Marine One over Lake Michigan and the Chicago Lakefront en route to Gary, Ind., Oct. 2, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Wed Oct 01, 2014 at 11:05 AM PDT

September White House Photo Diary

by bsegel

Reposted from Bob's Blog by bsegel


September 2014

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the month of September. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

President Barack Obama listens through a door in the Green Room of the White House as Lilly Jay relates her experience as a sexual assault survivor during the launch of the "It's On Us" campaign, a new public awareness and action campaign designed to prevent sexual assault at colleges and universities, in the East Room, Sept. 19, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with staff aboard Marine One enroute from the White House to Joint Base Andrews on Labor Day, Sept. 1, 2014. From left, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Deputy Chief of Staff Anita Breckenridge, and Deputy Press Secretary Jennifer Friedman.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Mon Sep 01, 2014 at 01:16 PM PDT

August White House Photo Diary

by bsegel

Reposted from Bob's Blog by bsegel


August 2014

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the month of August. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

President Barack Obama looks at photos of Press Secretary Josh Earnest's newborn baby boy, Walker, during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Aug. 25, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama takes the stage to deliver remarks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel during the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 02:54 PM PDT

July White House Photo Diary

by bsegel

Reposted from Bob's Blog by bsegel


July 2014

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the month of July. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

Bo, the Obama family dog, waits to greet President Barack Obama at the door in the Outer Oval Office, July 15, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and staff watch the U.S. soccer team vs Belgium in World Cup action in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, July 1, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 05:48 PM PDT

June White House Photo Diary

by bsegel

Reposted from Bob's Blog by bsegel


June 2014

Celebrating another month of incredible work from the White House Photographers. A look inside the White House for the month of June. All photographs were taken by the White House Photography staff lead by Pete Souza.

President Barack Obama, with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, center, talks with EPA staff members who worked on the power-plant emissions standards, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 2, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama attends an official Solidarity Dinner hosted by President Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, June 3, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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