Thursday, October 22, 2009

Photostream: New Orleans, College Station, San Francisco and Washington

Photostream: New Orleans, College Station, San Francisco and Washington
Posted by Kori Schulman
Thanks to the White House Photo Office, we have a new batch of over 50 photos that take us from Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School in New Orleans, to Texas A&M University in College Station, to San Francisco and back to Washington.

As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza travels alongside the President documenting the Obama presidency in photographs. Pete gave us the inside scoop on what he looks for in a photo and shared the goals of the White House photostream:

"The picture leading off this set was taken at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans last week. Although you don't even see the President, it still tells you a lot about him and what he means to these kids. I'm always on the lookout for these types of moments, many of which we include in the Official White House Photostream.

"Our main goal with the photostream is to provide viewers with a look at President Obama and his presidency that they wouldn't see anywhere else. So most of the pictures that you see are from behind-the-scenes situations that only I, or my staff, have access to. We try to upload a new set of pictures every week or two. In addition, we sometimes use the photostream to upload a newsworthy photo immediately when the White House Press Office requests it. This has been the case from many of the recent meetings the President has held on Afghanistan in the Situation Room."

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