In his eight years photographing the president, Pete Souza has taken an estimated two million photos. In that time, he has seen the president as a leader, a family man, and a human being, documenting not only his time in office, but much of his personal life as well. Souza's perspective on his work is both fascinating and enlightening.
Pete Souza's resume is a mile long. In addition to being the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and Director of the White House photo office, he has been a photography professor, national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic, and was also the Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. He has arguably had more access to the president than any other person in the world besides his family, and in that time, he has gotten to know Obama in a way few have. In the video above, he shares not only his take on his time with the president, but the unique challenges that come with being charged to document the work and personal life of one of the important people in the world. After all, who else spends every day with their subject for eight years? It's a remarkable job.