Behind the Lens: Photographing the President in 50 States
by Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer
This week, the President will visit South Dakota, marking the 50th state he has visited during his administration. As such, it’s also my 50th state with him.
To mark the occasion, I chose one photograph from each state that we’ve visited.
This was not as easy as I thought it would be. With help from photo editor Phaedra Singelis, I tried to depict a variety of situations. Some are more lighthearted; some are sad, and some are poignant. Some are with the Vice President; some are with the First Lady, and a couple are with the entire family. A selection of photos are centered on policy, and others on politics. Some focus on the President as Commander-in-Chief — others on his role as consoler for the nation.
I hope you enjoy this gallery. And stay tuned — we’ll be adding a photograph from South Dakota following his visit there on Friday.
New Hampshire, 2012
New Jersey, 2013
New Mexico, 2010
New York, 2011
North Carolina, 2011
North Dakota, 2014
Rhode Island, 2014
South Carolina, 2015
South Dakota, 2015
West Virginia, 2010
See other posts in the series:
Pete Souza describes how he captured a photo of a rainbow as the President’s arrived in Kingston, Jamaica. See the photos.
Pete Souza takes you inside the President’s visit to Selma for the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. See the photos.