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Full Name Pete Souza
Date of Birth December 31, 1954
Age 69 years, 2 months, 15 days
Birthplace New Bedford
Birth City Massachusetts
Country United States
Horoscope Sagittarius

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Pete Souza Biography

Pete Souza is one of the most popular and richest Photographer who was born on December 31, 1954 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. The former chief of staff White House photographer for U.S. Presidents Former chief official White House photographer for U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. He has gained a huge following on Instagram with over 2.3 million followers. and Barack Obama. He has accumulated a massive fan base on Instagram with more than 2.3 millions of followers.

His photograph of the moment Obama was in charge of his involvement in the operation against His photo of when Obama oversaw the raid on Osama bin Laden has become one of his most iconic images. is now among his more famous photographs.

Souza started his career in the 1970s in Kansas at the Chanute Tribune and the Hutchinson News. In the early 1980s, he was a photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times. He served as an official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan from June 1983 until 1989. He was also the official photographer for the funeral services of Ronald Reagan in 2004.

Second-term official portrait of Ronald Reagan, June 1985

He got married to Patti Lease in 2013.

NamePete Souza
First NamePete
Last NameSouza
OccupationPhotographer
BirthdayDecember 31
Birth Year1954
Place of BirthNew Bedford
Home TownMassachusetts
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignSagittarius
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpousePatti Lease
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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In 2004, Jeff Zeleny, now a political correspondent for CNN, asked Souza to take photographs for a project documenting Barack Obama’s first year as U.S. senator.

Pete Souza Net Worth

Pete Souza is one of the richest Photographer from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Pete Souza's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He earned his cum laude degree with an BS in public communications at Boston University.

In between his work at The White House, he worked as a photographer for The Chicago Tribune.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomePhotographer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

First-term official portrait of Barack Obama, January 2009

In May 2009, Souza began using Flickr as an official conduit for releasing White House photos. The photos were initially posted with a Creative Commons Attribution license which required that the original photographers be credited. Flickr later created a new license which identified them as “United States Government Work” which does not carry any copyright restrictions.

Pete Souza's Height & Physical Stats

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At the end of the Reagan administration, Souza continued to be based in Washington, D.C. Between 1998 and 2007, he was a photographer for the Chicago Tribune Washington, D.C., bureau. Souza has also worked as a freelancer for National Geographic and Life magazines. After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, he was among the first journalists to cover the war in Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul.

In 2010, National Geographic produced a program about Souza titled The President’s Photographer, which featured Souza as the main subject while also covering the previous White House photographers.

Who is Pete Souza Dating?

According to our records, Pete Souza married to Patti Lease. As of February 1, 2024, Pete Souza’s is not dating anyone.

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Souza was an assistant professor of photojournalism at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication After the November 2008 election, he was asked to become the official White House photographer for his second time for the new President-elect Obama. On January 14, 2009, the new presidential portrait was released; it is the first time that an official presidential portrait was taken with a digital camera. A week later Souza was present at the inauguration and the following day he was the only photographer present for Obama’s second swearing-in on Obama’s first workday in the Oval Office.

Interesting Facts about Pete Souza

  1. Pete Souza served as the Chief Official White House Photographer.
  2. He worked under both President Obama and President Reagan.
  3. Souza has published several books, including “Obama: An Intimate Portrait.”
  4. He has over 2 million followers on Instagram.
  5. Souza’s photographs have been exhibited in galleries around the world.
  6. He was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1954.
  7. Souza studied journalism at Boston University and photography at Kansas State University.
  8. His work has won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.
  9. Souza also served as a photographer for the Chicago Tribune and National Geographic Magazine.
  10. He is known for capturing candid moments of political leaders and their families.

Facts & Trivia

Pete Ranked on the list of most popular Photographer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. Pete Souza celebrates birthday on December 31 of every year.

The Situation Room (2011) by Souza became one of the most-viewed on Flickr.

How old is Pete Souza?

67 years (December 31, 1954)

Where was Pete Souza born?

New Bedford, MA

Who is the current White House photographer?

Official White House Photographer
Seal of the White House
Incumbent Adam Schultz since January 20, 2021
Executive Office of the President White House Office
Reports toThe president

What camera does Pete Souza use?

BONUS: Pete Souza’s go-to camera gear When Souza was shooting at the White House, he carried two Canon 5D Mark II bodies, which had the quietest shutter at that time. Each of Souza’s cameras held a prime lens: a 35mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.4. He carried a third lens in a pouch, a 135mm, which he often used as well.

Who is Pete Souza married to?

Patti Lease

Key Events

  1. Peter Joseph Souza (born December 31, 1954) is an American photojournalist, the former chief official White House photographer for Presidents of the United States Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama and the former director of the White House Photography Office..

  2. Souza started his career in the 1970s in Kansas at the Chanute Tribune and the Hutchinson News..

  3. In the early 1980s, he was a photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times. .

  4. He served as an official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan from June 1983 until 1989..

  5. Between 1998 and 2007, he was a photographer for the Chicago Tribune Washington, D..

  6. C., bureau from 1998 to 2007; during this period he also followed the rise of then-Senator Obama to the presidency..

  7. After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, he was among the first journalists to cover the war in Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul. .

  8. He was also the official photographer for the funeral services of Ronald Reagan in 2004..

  9. In 2004, Jeff Zeleny, now a political correspondent for CNN, asked Souza to take photographs for a project documenting Barack Obama's first year as U..

  10. Souza covered Obama's arrival to the Senate in 2005 and met him for the first time on Obama's first day in the Senate..

  11. In July 2008, Souza published a bestseller photo-book The Rise of Barack Obama, featuring photographs between 2005 and 2008..

  12. After the November 2008 election, he was asked to become the official White House photographer for his second time for the new President-elect Obama. On January 14, 2009, the new presidential portrait was released; it is the first time that an official presidential portrait was taken with a digital camera..

  13. Souza's 2009 image of a five-year-old child, Jacob Philadelphia, touching Obama's head has also become iconic..

  14. In May 2009, Souza began using Flickr as an official conduit for releasing White House photos. The photos were initially posted with a Creative Commons Attribution license which required that the original photographers be credited. Flickr later created a new license which identified them as "United States Government Work" which does not carry any copyright restrictions..

  15. In 2010, National Geographic produced a program about Souza titled The President's Photographer, which featured Souza as the main subject while also covering the previous White House photographers..

  16. Souza's photograph taken at 4:05 pm on May 1, 2011, in the Situation Room during the raid on Osama bin Laden, featuring Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others, quickly became an iconic image..

  17. In November 2011, Souza was included on The New Republic's list of Washington's most-powerful, least-famous people..

  18. In October 2013, Souza and his wife, Patti Lease, became the 18th couple to get married at the White House. .

  19. In 2017, Souza received a book deal from Little, Brown and Company to publish a book of photos from his tenure as White House photographer titled Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs..

  20. Upon Donald Trump's inauguration as president in 2017, Souza began sharing pictures of Obama on his Instagram account, often as critical commentary on the new administration..

  21. In April 2017, he had over one million Instagram followers, and reached two million followers in August 2018 as he continued to critique the Trump presidency through contrasting photographs of Obama..

  22. In 2018, he announced the release of a new book titled Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, juxtaposing the Obama and Trump administrations..

  23. In late 2019, Pete Souza and his family moved to Madison, Wisconsin..

  24. Souza's work in and after the Obama administration is also the subject of the 2020 documentary The Way I See It..

  25. In January 2021, Souza gave advice to Adam Schultz, the incoming Chief Official White House Photographer for President Joe Biden..

  26. In 2021 Souza was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum..