Everyone on social media is raving about Pete Souza’s new documentary, but who actually is he? Meet Obama’s official White House photographer.
If you’ve never heard of Pete Souza before, then it won’t be long before you become obsessed with his work. He used to be Obama’s official photographer, and he’s captured some incredibly intimate images of the former President during his time in office.
Some of the photos were compiled into a best-selling book that was released in 2017, but now he’s showing everyone even more of his work in an exciting new documentary that was just released.
Who is Pete Souza?
Peter Joseph Souza is an American photojournalist who is most known for being the former Chief Official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama and the former director of the White House Photography Office.
The 65-year-old was born in Massachusetts and is of Portuguese ancestry, and originally gained a Bachelor of Science in public communication before completing a masters degree in journalism and mass communication.
Souza started his career at The Chanute Tribune and The Hutchinson News, tow newspaper in Kansas before working as a photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Then he went on to work for Reagan and Obama before writing his famous book Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs which is a book of photos of his work as photographer for Obama.
Pete Souza has a new documentary
Pete Souza is back in the limelight in 2020 after the release of his new documentary The Way I See It which was just broadcast by MSNBC on October 16th.
The documentary looks back at his time as photographer for Obama, when he captured nearly two million photos of the President.
It’s directed and produced by Dawn Porter, a popular American documentary filmmaker and founder of the production company Trilogy films.
In the documentary, Pete Souza also gives an emotional tribute to his mother Lillian Souza who recently passed away on October 11th.
Follow Pete Souza on Instagram
Pete Souza is also a pretty big Instagram star, and he’s accumulated a huge 2.5 million followers on the social media platform.
He often posts his incredible photography of Obama over there, giving his followers a sneak peek into the personal like of the former president.
Follow Pete Souza here.