Monday, January 5, 2009

Obama Chooses Ohio University Photojournalist

Pete Souza, Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Ohio University has been named the Obama administration’s White House photographer. Souza has been covering Obama since 2005 and says his main goal is “to visually document the president and his life in the White House for the sake of history.”

Souza’s website has a number of slide shows. Some include photos taken during the election and may be familiar to you. Others, including those of the new first family during Obama’s rise, are not so well-known. Souza’s photographs present a photojournalistic style that is both intimate yet monumental.

Congratulations Pete Souza and Ohio University.