The Whitehouse Has A Flickr Account

Last modified on April 28th, 2009

I accidentally stumbled across the official Whitehouse Flickr account tonight, and was pretty enthralled by some of the photos in the account. First thing that’s cool is that the Whitehouse even has a Flickr account. Second thing to take note of is that the photos are licensed with a creative commons attribution license, so basically you’re free to use them in both commercial and non-commercial settings as long as you do proper attribution.

I’ve always liked looking at candid photos from other presidencies. For whatever reason, I took a fascination with those from Kennedy’s administration, probably because there were a lot of family moments with him, and moments between him and his brother.

Here are a few shots from the Whitehouse stream that I think are particularly awesome:

Obama Signature

Clinton and Obama

Obama and Soldiers

Obama and Leno

Barack and Michele

And my personal favourite, a shot of Obama looking at a portrait of Kennedy:

Kennedy and Obama

All photos from The Official Whitehouse Photostream.

3 responses to “The Whitehouse Has A Flickr Account”

  1. Here’s my favourite, as Obama goes up the elevator to his new home at the end of Inauguration Day:

    I wish the photos had EXIF data preserved — photo nerds would love the camera and settings info, and right now all the “taken on” dates are the dates of upload, not the actual timestamp. I FlickrMailed the account to ask if they might fix that.

  2. Duane Storey says:

    Yah, I’ve seen a few comments complaining about the EXIF. Looks like it’s shot with a Canon 5d Mark II though. Hopefully they’ll turn the EXIF on. It’s probably just an oversight by the person putting the photos up.

  3. Dave Smith says:

    While I’m not a huge fan of the guy, Steve-o has an account too:

    Linked along with other government social media accounts at:

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