The 8th Behind the Lens: 2016 Year in Photographs Of The President Has Been Released And Its Amazing

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Photographer Pete Souza just released his final annual year in photographs of President Obama and his family and it’s a doozy.

Apart from the fact that he is an outstanding photographer the weight of knowing that this will be his final time capturing such a photogenic, fun and historic family is a lot for many of us to bear.

So many children, so many smiles, so many hugs and random dance moves, there is no doubt in my mind that for the next 4 yrs the sheer joy that some of the photos emit will not be duplicated.

Via The White House:

For the eighth and final time, I am presenting my annual Year in Photographs. All of them were taken either by me or a White House photographer on my staff. For many of the images, I’ve included the backstory behind the image to provide further context or to share why that image was particularly important to me.

As always, the editing for this project is both subjective and personal. Yes, there are some historic moments included but mostly I was looking for behind-the-scenes moments that give people a more personal look at the President and First Lady. And I’ve included a few that I thought were just cool photos.

I hope you enjoy this final Year in Photographs of the Obama administration. It’s been the honor of a lifetime to be a witness to history these past eight years.

— Pete Souza, Chief White House Photographer

Some of my personal faves:

To view the entire collection, please click here.

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