Pete Souza, director of the White House Photo Office and chief official White House photographer, recently shared his favorite images of the White House taken by him and his staff in 2014. Souza says of the work:
“For the sixth consecutive year, I'm thrilled to share my annual Year in Photographs. Each photograph, taken either by me or a photographer on my staff, is accompanied by my personal observations about the image. In some instances, there is an interesting backstory to the photograph, which I've included. Most of the moments captured can best be described as behind-the-scenes — that is, photographs taken away from the spotlight of public events. Some of the photographs are historic because of what is taking place, but others hopefully give people a more personal sense of who the President and First Lady are. Editing is a highly subjective — and for me — personal endeavor. I've included a mix of 'moments,' but also some photographs that rely more on graphics, lighting and composition. Some are serious and some are humorous. And of course, some are with babies (since the President loves babies). I hope you enjoy this year's album of photographs.”
Here's a look at a few. Click here to see a larger selection of images from the White House.
Photography by Pete Souza, Amanda Lucidon, Chuck Kennedy, Lawrence Jackson.