Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza accompanied the First Family to Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.”
“I couldn’t help but think of the photographs taken by Charles Moore and other brave photojournalists 50 years ago,” he said. “Their photographs, taken ostensibly for daily and weekly publications, have now become powerful images for history.”
This weekend, Souza captured beautiful pictures from President Obama’s speech, his interactions with some of the original “foot soldiers” from 1965, and this year’s march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge — powerful images that will undoubtedly hold their own special place in history.
The President hugs Rep. John Lewis after his introduction. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
During their visit to Selma this weekend, the President and First Lady sat down to talk about the significance of the occasion. Watch their candid reflections here.