Sep 5, 2021 - Politics & Policy

First photos

President Biden and Vice President Harris are seen in the White House in March.
President Biden and Vice President Harris discuss notes from a meeting in March about COVID-19. Official White House Photo: Adam Schultz

President Biden and Vice President Harris have their own "Pete Souzas," and they're also working to create a visual archive of the new administration.

Why it matters: Photographers Adam Schultz, Lawrence Jackson and their colleagues have a number of social media sites that give a look at the president and vice president when the news media isn't present.

  • Souza did the same for President Obama, creating a huge social media following for him and the White House.
  • His legacy has continued with books and an MSNBC special, "The Way I See It."

Schultz photographed Biden throughout the 2020 campaign and now serves as the president's official photographer.

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are seen together inside the presidential limousine.
President Biden and Vice President Harris pose inside the presidential limousine in Atlanta in March. Official White House Photo: Adam Schultz
  • Jackson fills the same role for the vice president, after photographing Harris during the general election campaign. He previously was an assistant photographer under Souza during the Obama administration.
Vice President Kamala Harris is seen looking out the window of Marine Two.
Vice President Kamala Harris looks out a window on Marine Two in April. Official White House Photo: Lawrence Jackson
  • Schultz and Jackson are supported now by fellow official photographers Cameron Smith and Erin Scott.
First Lady Jill Biden is seen looking in the door of the Oval Office.
First lady Jill Biden waits outside the Oval Office in March. Official White House Photo: Cameron Smith
First lady Jill Biden is seen waving during a July Fourth trip to New England.
First lady Jill Biden waves during a July Fourth trip to New England. Official White House Photo: Erin Scott

You can follow their work on the following Instagram accounts:

Their photos also can be found on Flickr at the official White House site. The photographers use these personal accounts too:

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