Pete Souza
Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
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Talk and Slideshow Presentation with former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza.

Changing Hands is proud to present Pete Souza with his new book Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, the follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Obama: An Intimate Portrait.

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TICKET PACKAGES → Ticket Package 1: $40.58 + fees: One (1) copy of Shade and admission for one (1) person. → Ticket Package 2: $50.58 + fees: One (1) copy of Shade and admission for two (2) people.
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Shade is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions--with Pete Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama delivering new power and meaning when framed by tweets, headlines, quotes, and other material from the first 500 days of the Trump administration.

When Souza left the White House in 2017, he didn't know what it meant to "throw shade"--but soon learned he was doing it, by posting photographs on Instagram from the Obama years along with captions that vividly define the contrast between the Obama and Trump administrations. Since then, he has become a potent force in American life, offering incisive political criticism alongside powerful reminders of the best our country has to offer to nearly two million followers.

More than a sharp compendium of "claps back," this collection of Souza's indelible photography of a historic time is a touchstone to an era of integrity in politics. Souza's work reminds us of the highest American values we share, and gives the courage to stand up and speak out for what we believe in.

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. Souza is currently a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C., and is a Professor Emeritus at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication.
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