White House photographer Pete Souza provided a behind the scenes look at the first 100 days of President Barak Obama to CNNâ€™s John King recently.
This is a fascinating look at the way Souza works covering the President. As an educator, this is a great teaching piece on how Souza considers himself “a visual historian.” I am constantly looking for pieces to share with students on how visual journalists play an important role in society. This piece is one that will help make an impact on young photojournalists. Souza emphasizes the importance of visual journalism for society when he states:
The most important thing is to create a good visual archive for history, so 50 or a hundred years from now, people can go back and look at all these pictures.
You can view the video featuring Souza here.