Public Programs

Getting to the Point with Pete Souza

Former Chief Official White House Photographer and author of "Obama: An Intimate Portrait"




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Pete Souza, Former Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, will visit the Institute to share the stories behind the milestones depicted in his book, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait”. The book captures not only major moments in the Obama Administration, but also intimate personal moments that provide a deeper understanding of Obama as a president and a person. Souza will visit the Institute to share the stories of the presidency, from moments behind the scenes of major public events and encounters with ordinary citizens.

A book signing will follow. Two ticket options are available, including general admission (free) and general admission + book ($40, $35 for members). Seating is first-come, first-served, and some seats may have obstructed views. Additional copies of the book will be available for sale at the Institute’s gift shop.

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