Photographer Pete Souza on Capturing Obama's Presidency

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The President pretends to be caught in Spider-Man's web as he greets Nicholas Tamarin, 3, just outside the Oval Office. Spider-Man had been trick-or-treating for an early Halloween with his father, White House aide Nate Tamarin in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

As the Chief Official White House Photographer for the Obama Administration, Pete Souza was responsible for chronicling President Obama's eight-year term, day in and day out. His new book, "Obama: An Intimate Portrait" features some of the most affecting images of the nearly two million that he captured over the course of his tenure. Souza joins Forum to discuss what it was like shadowing President Obama, how it differed from his time with President Ronald Reagan and how Souza uses Instagram to comment on the current political climate.


Pete Souza, author, "Obama: An Intimate Portrait"; former Chief Official White House Photographer