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WHYY Presents Pete Souza: Portrait of a Presidency

Thursday, February 8

Community History Downtown

Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza has compiled more than 300 iconic photographs in his latest bestseller, Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Souza himself will take us on a journey through these unforgettable moments, from President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room to the President spending time with his family in the White House. Regardless of which side of the aisle you sit on, this book is a historic yet intimate look at the presidency.

A signed copy of Obama: An Intimate Portrait is included in each ticket.

Listen to Souza's interview on Fresh Air with Terry Groshere.

Proceeds from this event support WHYY programs and services.

6:30 p.m. – Doors open
7:00 p.m. – Opening remarks
7:05 p.m. – Presentation
7:55 p.m. – Q&A
8:10 p.m. – End

Pete Souza
Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for Presidents Reagan and 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 Timesbestseller 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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Venue Information

Independence Mall West
150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 351-1200 phone

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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.