Pete Souza - Obama: An Intimate Portrait

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President Barack Obama
Photo by Pete Souza

Pete Souza served as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama’s two terms. During those eight years, Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else - and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid.

In Souza’s new book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, he reproduces more than 300 of his most iconic photographs in an oversize, 12"x10" format, featuring a foreword from the President himself. These photographs, some being published for the first time, document the most consequential hours of the Presidency - including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission - alongside unguarded moments with the President’s family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.

On this special evening, Souza will share his photographs, accompanied by behind-the-scenes stories that communicate the pace and power of our nation’s highest office and reveal the spirit of the man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to “be kind and be useful,” as he would instruct his daughters. This book and event puts you in the White House with President Obama, and will be a treasured record of a landmark era in American history. 

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Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701


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