Pete Souza spent eight years photographing the Obama White House, an effort he now chronicles his new book Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Souza joins The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg to share the stories behind his most famous photos: a 5-year-old boy patting the president's head, the tense scene in the Situation Room during the mission against Osama bin Laden, and many more. What was it like to be a fly on the wall in the West Wing?(View the photos discussed here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Former Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza chats with David about serving under two presidents, his first encounter with Barack Obama, working as a photojournalist during the war in Afghanistan, and more.
Souza was the chief official White House photographer for President Obama for eight years. He spoke with Terry Gross about capturing the mood and emotion of everything from the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting to the national security team watching the Bin Laden raid in the Situation Room. He estimates he took 1.9 million photos. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead shares a remembrance of composer Muhal Richard Abrams, and 'Fresh Air' remembers longtime WHYY engineer Kevin Griffin, who died Saturday.