A Tale of Two Presidents
There will not be a standby line at the door
November 8, 2018
7:30 PM ET
(Doors at 6:30)
Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
There will not be a standby line for this event.
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.
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.
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.
"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
UPDATE: Tickets for this event are sold out. There will not be a standby line.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.
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.
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