We are excited to announce the Texas Book Festival is partnering with The Long Center for Performing Artsto host An Evening with Pete Souza, the chief official White House photographer for President Obama and #1 New York Times bestselling author, as the concluding event of the 2018 Texas Book Festival. Souza will present his new book, Shade.
Shade presents two very different presidencies through a series of powerful photographs Souza captured firsthand during the Obama administration alongside a collection of tweets, headlines, quotes, and other material from the first 500 days of the Trump administration. When Souza left the White House in 2017, he began posting photographs on Instagram from the Obama years along with captions that vividly define the contrast between the the two presidents. Souza follows this practice in this collection of each commander in chief. What are the key differences between these two successive leaders of the United States? Souza will show you in Shade.
ABOUT PETE SOUZA
Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. Previously Souza was an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic, and an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Rise of Barack Obama, which documents the president’s meteoric ascent from his first day in the United States Senate through the 2008 Pennsylvania presidential primary, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Souza is currently a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C., and is a Professor Emeritus at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, July 27 at 10:00AM for the general public.