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Twitter’s Photo Cropping Algorithm Draws Heat for Possible Racial Bias

Back in January of 2018, Twitter introduced an auto-cropping AI that detects the most interesting part of your image and crops the 'preview' photo to match. This works with everything from airplane wings to people, but as one engineer showed this weekend, it may suffer from some inherent bias.

Pete Souza Looks Back on 1.9 Million Photos of Obama

NPR's Fresh Air just aired this fantastic 30-minute interview (here's a transcript) with Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House Photographer for U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. In it, Souza reflects on 8 years of capturing Obama's presidency, creating an archive of over 1.9 million photos during that time.

White House Photog Pete Souza Looks Back at Iconic Photos

Pete Souza, the former Chief Official White House Photographer during the Obama administration, returned to Ohio University in March this year to present a selection of images from his time photographing the President. His images and commentary are in the 26-minute video above.

How I Managed to Photograph Obama on a Beach in 2008

In the fall of 2008, Barack Obama had just become the Democratic candidate and was heavily favored to win the White House to become the first African American President of the United States. His popularity created media frenzy as the world was thirsty to learn more about the young Senator from Illinois. Because Obama was a presidential candidate, a media corps began to follow and report on Obama’s every move.

Trump Accidentally Used 2009 Obama Inauguration Photo on @POTUS Twitter

People following the handoff of the coveted @POTUS Twitter account from former President Obama to newly sworn-in President Trump were treated to a bit of a gaff this morning. It seems the Trump administration accidentally used a photo from President Obama's inauguration in 2009 as Trump's new Twitter header.

The White House Flickr Account Just Changed Hands from Obama to Trump

Flickr sent out a message to followers of the White House account today that says, more or less, "Say a fond farewell to Pete Souza." The account that Souza used to chronicle 8 years of the Obama Administration is changing hands. Starting today, the Trump Administration takes over.

Listen to DSLR Shutters Drowning Out Trump’s Meeting with Obama

President-elect Trump met with President Obama for the first time this week, and the short press conference afterward can be seen in the 3-minute video above. But politics aside, the video has people talking for a different reason: everyone's pointing out how loud and obnoxious the press photographers' DSLRs are.

Powerful Photo of President Obama Being Updated on Orlando Shooting

As Barack Obama nears the end of his 8-year tenure as President of the United States, White House photographer Peta Souza has been looking back at the nearly 2 million photos he's taken of the sitting president. But Souza may have only yesterday taken his most widely-seen photo of the president... a photo he likely wishes he never had to take.

I Was Invited to Photograph at the White House

On March 10th, 2016, I woke up with great expectations: I was heading to the White House to photograph Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and American President Barack Obama.