This behind-the-scenes look at the lives of our recent Commanders in Chieffeatures the images and recollections of the nine professionals who have served asofficial White House photographers, including Pete Souza, theChief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and previously anOfficial White House Photographer for President Reagan.The President's Photographeris the intimate story of the men and women who are both visual historians and keylinks between the public and the Presidents.
Five of thenine Official White House Photographers are alive today, and in rare personal interviews, they recount the stories behind theremarkable photographs. Expressive close-ups of presidents reveal moments of joy, reflection,and turmoil over public issues and private challenges. Unexpected angles cast newlight on historic events. Through both iconic and little-known images, this book offers afresh perspective on life and work behind the famous facade of the White House.
The President's Photographer is the official companion book to the National Geographic Channel special that aired in November 2010.