The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office (2010)
Movie: The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
- Director: Jody Lenkoski
- Stars: Samantha Appleton, George Bush, George W. Bush, Eric Draper, Morgan Freeman, Alice Gabriner, Mike Geissinger, Robert Gibbs, Lawrence Jackson, Jackie Joyner, Chuck Kennedy, David Hume Kennerly, Christopher Lu, Robert McNeely, Brian Mosteller
- Release Date: November 24, 2010
- Run Time: 52 min
- Genre: Documentary
The President\’s Photographer Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office: As the 44th president\’s chief photographer, Pete Souza is never far behind President Obama. Now in the National Geographic Special, The President\’s Photographer: 50 Years in the Oval Office, viewers can follow Souza, and those who came before him, for a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency. Offering a chance to see what it\’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world, for history. The presidential photographer\’s job is two-fold: one, taking photographs of the president greeting dignitaries, visitors and guests; and two, perhaps more challenging and gratifying: documenting for history every possible aspect of the presidency, both official events, backstage happenings and \”off-duty\” private moments. \”Creating a good photographic archive for history is the most important part of my job, creating this archive that will live on,\” says Souza. \”This is not so much photojournalism as photo-history.\” Souza and his staff produce up to 20,000 pictures a week.