In keeping with a six-year tradition, the White House is showcasing the recent year’s images taken by official photographer Pete Souza and his staff.
2014: A Year in Photos captures everyday life for President Obama and the first family, from unique moments to history being made to some really cute babies. Souza’s accompanying narrative gives the backstory on each photo.
Here are a few of ShareAmerica’s favorites, with Souza’s captions:
“A great moment captured by Amanda Lucidon of the First Lady and daughters Sasha and Malia during their visit to the Great Wall of China.” (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) April 4
“Despite the haphazard framing, I love the expressions on the President and one-year-old Lincoln Rose Smith as she learns to walk in the Oval Office. This moment happened when former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith and her family stopped by for a departure greet and photograph with the President.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) September 30
“I asked the President if I could ride in his vehicle as he traveled to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) October 24
“When Nina Pham walked into the Oval Office, the President gave her a big hug as her family and White House Dr. Ronny Jackson watched. Nina, a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after caring for an infected patient in Texas, was being treated at the National Institutes of Health in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, and the President invited her to the White House when she was released after being declared Ebola-free.”(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) November 14
“The President walks with Aung San Suu Kyi back into her residence following their joint press conference in Rangoon, Burma.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) November 15
“The President holds a koala backstage prior to the G20 Welcome to Country Ceremony at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center in Brisbane, Australia.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) December 16
“The President talks on the phone with President Raúl Castro of Cuba in the Oval Office. The next day, the President announced the U.S. would restore full relations with Cuba after more than 50 years.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)