Pete Souza extensively documented Barack Obama’s first year in the Senate and accompanied the former president to seven countries, including Kenya, South Africa and Russia in 2005–06. Since Obama left office, Souza has made waves with his Instagram account, providing his own take on appropriate presidential behavior for the current administration. In this program, the chief official White House photographer takes us on a visual tour of key moments in Obama’s presidency and shares his recollections. Souza has won numerous photojournalism awards in the prestigious Pictures of the Year annual competition, the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism and the White House News Photographers Association’s yearly contest—several times over.
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Moderated by: Scott Syphax, President, Syphax Strategic Solutions; Host and Co-Executive Producer of Studio Sacramento, on PBS affiliate KVIE.