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Cambridge

  • Pete Souza presents Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

    Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome back PETE SOUZA—Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and author of the #1 New York Times best seller Obama: An Intimate Portrait—for a presentation of his highly anticipated new book, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents. Please Note This…

    Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome back PETE SOUZA—Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and author of the #1 New York Times best seller Obama: An Intimate Portrait—for a presentation of his highly anticipated new book, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents.

    Please Note

    This event does not include a book signing. All tickets include a copy of Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents and a bookplate pre-signed by the author.

    About Shade

    As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency—and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it.

    Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out.

    Shade is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Here, more than one hundred of Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama deliver new power and meaning when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House.

    What began with Souza's Instagram posts soon after President Trump's inauguration in January 2017 has become a potent commentary on the state of the Presidency and our country. Some call this "throwing shade." Souza calls it telling the truth.

    In Shade, Souza's photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation's highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.

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