Upcoming Event

Pete Souza

presents

Shade:
A Tale of Two Presidents

Tickets on sale now (book included)

Date

Nov
8
Thursday
November 8, 2018
7:30 PM
(Doors at 6:30)

Location

Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

Tickets

$50.00 (book + signed bookplate included) - On Sale Now

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.

Praise

"Since Donald Trump took office, former White House photographer Pete Souza has been using his Instagram as a weapon of massive shade destruction." —New York Times

"Pete Souza, King of Instagram Shade . . . has become an expert in mocking Trump on social media—without ever having to say his name." —Politico

"A silent, social media, shade-throwing protest told in visuals." —CNN

Pete Souza
Pete Souza

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 best sellers Obama: An Intimate Portrait and The Rise of Barack Obama. Souza is currently a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C. and a Professor Emeritus at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication.

Tickets are available online only at harvard.com and harvardbookstore.eventbrite.com. All tickets include a copy of Shade and a pre-signed bookplate. Books bundled with tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Parking for the Back Bay Events Center is located one block from the facility at the Garage @ 100 Clarendon.

Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

This event will take place in the beautiful John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston, on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.

Back Bay Events Center is located within blocks of several MBTA stations.

Back Bay Station: servicing Commuter Rail, Amtrak, and the Orange Line. Located on Dartmouth Street between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, and on Clarendon Street near Columbus Avenue.

Copley Square Station: servicing the Green Line. Located at 640 Boylston Street and 230 Dartmouth Street.

Arlington Street Station: servicing the Green Line. Located at 300 Boylston Street and 20 Arlington Street.

Parking for the Back Bay Events Center is located one block from the facility at the Garage @ 100 Clarendon.

General Info
(617) 661-1515
info@harvard.com

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