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Documenting the Presidency for History - a presentation by Pete Souza

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Documenting the Presidency for History (And How That was Impacted by Social Media)

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Social Media Breakfast - Madison is thrilled to feature Pete Souza as our April speaker.

Pete Souza is a best-selling author, speaker and freelance photographer based in Madison, Wisconsin. He is also Professor Emeritus of Visual Communication at Ohio University. For all eight years of the Obama administration, Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer and the Director of the White House photo office.

Pete will take us behind the camera to learn about his work, his subjects and his story, as well as the role social media played as he helped write the first draft of history. Pete has lectured many times on his photography including at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Harvard University, Boston University, and has appeared on ABC’s 20-20. Dateline NBC, CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News, Fox News Sunday, and Fox Friends and Family.

His book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, was published by Little, Brown & Company in 2017, and debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It is one of the best-selling photography books of all time.

His more recent book, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, also debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in October 2018. 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.

Based on his New York Times #1 bestsellers, the documentary, The Way I See It, is an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of the most iconic Presidents in American History, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, as seen through the eyes of renowned photographer Pete Souza, from the White House and beyond.

This event will NOT be livestreamed on our Facebook page, or rebroadcast after the fact. If you would like to join us, you must RSVP and tune in live via a Zoom link at 8am on April 21st. You will receive the Zoom link to the event via e-mail* on Tuesday, April 20th.

*This is a private event for those who are registered. Our speaker kindly asks that you do not share the link with others

TIME: 8:00 AM - 9:15AM

LOCATION: Virtual, private event- Zoom link available to those who register for the event. A replay of this event will not be available.

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