Photography. When does pope Francis have fun?
ROMA. National Geographic photographer David Yoder shows 60 Minutes some of the 68,000 pictures he took of the pope, including some of his happiest moments
Most people wait a lifetime for a chance to see the pope up close, but for David Yoder that chance lasted six months. The National Geographic photographer shot 68,000 images of Pope Francis for the book, « Pope Francis and the New Vatican. »
In this week’s 60 Minutes story on the pope, Yoder gave Scott Pelley a sneak peak at some of his images at the Villa Taverna, the U.S. ambassador to Italy’s residence in Rome. They included those where the pope blesses new brides and grooms.
« It seemed to me that that was where he was having the most fun, » Pelley told Yoder. The pope seemed « excited about the prospect of new families. »
« I think you’re right about that, » Yoder said. « That’s probably his favorite section. »
Photos courtesy of National Geographic Photographer David Yoder.