President Barack Obama's staff photographers shoot between 20,000 and 80,000 images each month.
How do Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza and White House Photo Editor Alice Gabriner evaluate a photograph's merit? Does the president approve all images released to the public? Watch this short video to find out.
What does White House Photo Editor Alice Gabriner look for when selecting the right photographs to present to the public?
Under President Obama, who has final approval of the photographs his administration releases to the public?
Why did President Obama decide not to personally approve all the photographs released to the public, while Lyndon B. Johnson did?
Why do presidents and their staff review photographs before they are released?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry Age of Enlightenment Noun
(1700s) period in European history where science and reason were promoted as ideals of good citizens and society.
Lyndon Johnson Noun
(1908-1973) 36th president of the United States.
art and science of producing still or moving images using the chemical reaction of light on a sensitive surface, such as film or an electronic sensor.
Ronald Reagan Noun
(1911-2004) 40th president of the United States.
sitting president Noun
incumbent president or president who is currently in office.