Back in February I wrote a little about the official White House photographer Pete Souza, and the merits of his role in giving us all an insight into what goes on behind closed doors in the world of the US President. At the time I illustrated that post with a now infamous image of the President and his advisers watching the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s hideout from the Situation Room in the White House. At the weekend another insightful image hit the newswires as the US President watched the closing stages of the Champions League final with other world leaders at the G8 Summit in Camp David – among them David Cameron (presumably supporting Chelsea) and Angela Merkel (presumably supporting Bayern Munich). The photo is newsworthy and eye catching because it is so different to the type of image we normally expect to see at a G8 summit. And indeed it’s not the only photo from the weekend that shows us some of the goings on at the summit. In fact, I think the photo above sits better as one of two in a series. The second, and some others from the weekend, all as they appear on the official White House Flickr account, are below, and I think you’ll agree they show the summit from a different perspective to normal. I for one would love to see more of this photography from political leaders around the world, including, as I wrote back in February, our own government.
That follow up photo:
It was the Japanese Prime Minister’s birthday on Sunday:
And just to show that it’s not all play and no work – a couple from earlier in the weekend: