Obama's Photographer Shares Heartbreaking Farewell Image


For years, President Barack Obama's Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza, has offered an inside look at the president's daily life.

His pictures are iconic, powerful and, more often than not, incredibly humanizing of our nation's 44th president.

For eight years, we were able to watch the president experience stoic moments, play with kids, joke with press, and witness his daughters grow up.

Today, after President Donald Trump's inauguration, Souza shared his farewell image.

The shot shows President Obama watching the White House shrink as his helicopter takes him and his wife, Michelle, to a quick vacation before they get started continuing their work.

Souza has updated his bio on Instagram:

Souza shared another image of Obama leaving the Oval Office this morning for the final time. Souza wrote,

The images Souza took while Obama was in the White House have been archived on @petesouza44, while this account becomes his personal Instagram.

He wrote,

Even though Obama has said farewell to the White House and the presidency, that doesn't mean that he'll be retiring. He knows there is still a great amount of work to do.

In his final thank you note to America, Obama wrote:

Citations: Obama's photographer just shared a very poignant farewell photo (Mashable)