This OTYCD entry originally posted in July 2017.
Follow Pete Souza, President Obama’s former White House photographer, on Instagram.
Normally we at One Thing You Can Do don’t bother recommending social media accounts beyond Twitter and Facebook. We don’t want to overtax you, and we don’t want to make you feel like you have to sign up for everygoddamnsocialmediaplatform ever spawned.
Pete Souza is forcing us to make an exception.
Souza’s Instagram account is a thing of beauty, and not just because he’s a top-notch photographer. He has a deep bench of photos from the Obama administration and boy, does he know how to use them. The drollery of his trollery is exquisite.
When Trump was photographed smiling next to a sullen Pope Francis, Souza posted a 2016 image of the Pope beaming as he shook hands with Obama. When film of First Lady Melania Trump smacking Trump’s hand away went viral, Souza posted an undated photo of the Obamas nonchalantly holding hands, his wedding ring in clear view. When Trump trailed the G7 members in a golf cart, Souza posted an image of Obama striding with the G8 in 2010.
And that’s just what he served up over a five-day span in May! The shade this man throws on the regular is enough to shield all the coffee plantations in Brazil.
Souza’s Instagram account is a treat and a national treasure. It is worth signing up for Instagram specifically to follow it.
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