Pete Souza at the Back Bay Events Center
The West Wing and Beyond:
What I Saw Inside the Presidency
October 7, 2022
7:00 PM ET
Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
Harvard Book Store and the Photographic Resource Center welcome PETE SOUZA—former Obama White House Photographer—as he presents rarely-seen photographs and tells stories from his new book, The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency. Following his presentation, Souza will take questions from the audience.
A Return to In-Person Events
Harvard Book Store is excited to be back to in-person programming. To ensure the safety and comfort of everyone in attendance, the following Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place at all of our Back Bay Events Center events until further notice:
- Face coverings are required of all staff and attendees when inside the venue. Masks must snugly cover nose and mouth. At venues where refreshments are served, attendees may briefly unmask when actively eating or drinking.
- Attendance is capped so as to allow for some social distancing in the venue.
For the time being, we will not be holding author signings at these events, in order to limit close contact. When possible, we will have pre-signed books available for purchase on-site.
There are two ticket options available for this event.
Book-Included Ticket: Includes admission for one and one hardcover copy of The West Wing and Beyond.
Admission-Only Ticket: Includes admission for one.
About The West Wing and Beyond
Pete Souza has spent more time in the Oval Office than almost any person in history. During the Obama administration alone, Souza was inside the presidential bubble for more than 25,000 hours and made nearly 2 million photographs. The result is an unprecedented view of how our democracy really works.
Now Souza invites you into the inner sanctum of the American presidency, sharing rarely seen photographs and untold stories of life and work in the White House and traveling with the President around the world.
The West Wing and Beyond takes you behind the scenes of consequential moments and traditions with the people who define our nation’s highest office—from the senior White House staff to the Oval Office valets. It delivers new insights into the role of the Secret Service, the seriousness of decisive meetings in the West Wing, and even some fun moments aboard Air Force One.
Brimming with gorgeous photographs paired with fascinating storytelling, The West Wing and Beyond offers a one-of-a-kind look into the personalities, intrigues, and fascinating details that comprise the modern presidency. It is an essential book for every citizen who believes in American democracy.
Praise for The West Wing and Beyond
"Throughout, the author uses his unprecedented access to create up-close and personal studies, informal moments dressed up in formal clothes, of the powerful people who populate the presidential bubble. Fascinating, in-depth portraits within the halls of power." ―Kirkus
"Souza's photos steal the show... This unique offering is bound to be popular." ―Booklist
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.
The Photographic Resource Center is a dynamic, membership-based organization exploring, interpreting and celebrating the photographic arts. We host exhibitions, presentations and gatherings that support the creation and understanding of light-based media. We inspire our members, educational institutions, and the photography community with new work, ideas and methods. For more information, visit https://www.prcboston.org/about-prc.
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