Year 2012, should you recall it, was quite an intensive one at the White House. Pete Souza, the official White House photographer for President Obama, has much to tell about it — from private family moments expressing love and affection, through duets with BB King to the most exciting and thrilling political duties at Afghanistan, G8 Summit and the elections, Pete is the only photographer who’s been there all the time, documenting each and every single one of those moments. His best of 2012, have now been compiled in the following set of 83 pictures:
Pete Souza is an American photojournalist who was also the official White House photographer during President Ronald Reagan’s second term. While working as a photographer with The Chicago Tribune (Washington bureau) he followed, during he same period, the rise of Senator Obama to the Presidency.
On an interview, Souza recalls one meeting that he missed because it had been rescheduled unbeknownst to him:
“I was a little upset with the President’s secretary for not telling me that they had moved the meeting up, and [the President] heard us talking and he said, ‘What are you talking about? You were in that meeting.’ He’s so used to me being there that he thought that I had been in the meeting that I wasn’t even in. So I took that as a compliment.”
For more photos from last year, check out our top 10 photos of the year from the network.