Posts Tagged ‘obama’

White House Unhappy After Obama Selfie Turned Into Samsung Ad

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President Obama may want to think twice now before casually approving a selfie with a celebrity. A self-portrait taken with Obama by Red Sox baseball player David Ortiz is being used by Samsung as a promotional pic, and the administration isn’t happy about it.
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Photographer Who Captured Obama Selfie Moment Now ‘Ashamed of Mankind’

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Last week’s memorial for Nelson Mandela had more than its share of media moments, from the fake sign language interpreter to the handshake heard ’round the world. But nothing caught on quite as tenaciously or curiously as what we’ll dub “The Great Obama Selfie Beatdown.” Read more…

Top AP Photographer Slams White House for ‘Propaganda’ Photography Practices

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Top editors at the Associated Press slammed the White House — or, more specifically, the Obama Administration — last week for restricting photographers’ access to the president in favor of staged “propaganda.” Read more…

The First Lady Invites Instagrammers to the White House for a Garden Tour Photo Walk

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First Lady Michelle Obama is turning to Instragram in order to organize a meet-up/photo walk and give the world a tour of the White House gardens this weekend. Read more…

Chief White House Photog Pete Souza is Now an Instagrammer

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How do you take the next step after rising from humble newspaper shooter to chief official photographer for the White House? You start sharing pictures of your lunch, of course.

At least that’s the strategy for Oval Office documentarian Pete Souza, who opened his new Instagram account Wednesday with an image of healthy snacks aboard Air Force One.
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The Humorous Photobombs Dropped at Obama’s Inauguration

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Here’s a bit of lighthearted humor as we heat up the bloggin’ machine today: at the second inauguration of Barack Obama this past Monday, a number of humorous photobombs were spotted in the live television coverage and in the press photos that emerged afterward. A few of them have the web talking (and laughing).

In the photograph above by Jim Bourg of Reuters, we see New York Senator Chuck Schumer photobombing during the oath of office.
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A Time-Lapse of President Obama with Photos from the Past Four Years

For his project Presidial.org, Chicago-based artist Jeremy Tubbs collected random news photographs of Barack Obama captured between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2012, aligned them, and then turned them into the above time-lapse video. The 2,500+ photographs were scraped from various online sources and are arranged in chronological order.
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A Closer Look at Obama’s New Official Presidential Portrait

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A good number of websites are talking about the new official portrait of President Obama. It was shot in the Oval Office back on December 6th, 2012 by official White House photographer Pete Souza, whom we’ve written about quite a few times in the past.
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The Best Photos of 2012 by White House Photographer Pete Souza

Here’s a gallery of 83 of the best photographs captured by Pete Souza, the official White House photographer for President Obama. You can view thumbnails of the entire set here.

We’ve written about Souza and his work a number of times in the past. We shared a reflection piece of his back in October, and wrote about the fantastic documentary, The President’s Photographer, the year before.

Photographing the President Overseas: A “Giant Chaotic Moving Game of Chess”

Reuters has released this interesting behind-the-scenes look into what it was like to be a news photographer trailing President Obama as he made an official visit to the nation of Myanmar in November — the first by a US president. The video offers a glimpse into how hectic the job is, as photographers must rush from place to place, out of vans and into venues, in hopes of capturing a historic and newsworthy shot.
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