Powerful photos: White House photographer chooses top images of 2015
The First Family joins others in walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
There’s a photo of President Barack Obama laughing and smiling with a little girl.
Another shows Vice President Joe Biden on a visit to a concentration camp, accompanied by a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor.
These images are among Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza’s selections for top images of the year, posted Wednesday on the White House’s Medium account.
This is the seventh year Souza has put the gallery together. He writes in the post that although he tries to keep the gallery each year to fewer than 100 photos, “every year I fail in that goal.”
“Editing photographs, especially for a project like this, is both subjective and personal,” Souza wrote. “I not only found key historic moments from the year, but also chose moments that give people a more personal look at the lives of the President and First Lady.”
Below are a few of Souza’s selections. See the full gallery on the White House Medium page.
This now-iconic image of President Barack Obama was taken as he was Kingston, Jamaica. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President walks through the White House grounds before signing the H.R. 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
President Barack Obama hugs Vice President Joe Biden after delivering a eulogy during the funeral mass for Beau Biden at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., on June 6, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The President and First Lady escort Pope Francis inside the White House following the State Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn on Sept. 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)