Keep Hope Alive
Fri, Oct 25
75 minute followed by audience Q&A
Please note: Due to State Street closures on the previously announced showdate, this event has been moved from SAT, OCT 26 TO FRI, OCT 25.
Tickets for this performance will go on sale to the public THU, AUG 29 at 11 AM. Questions? Call the ticket office at 608.258.4141.
Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza shows his stunning behind-the-scenes photographs of President Barack Obama in an emotional presentation that will bring both laughter and tears. And be prepared for some shade, too!
All ticket buyers will receive a special gift at the event!
From eyewitness to history maker, Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama during all eight years of his Presidency, during which he took almost two million photographs.
More than 300 of those images comprise his coffee-table book, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait,” which debuted as #1 on the New York Times bestseller’s list in 2017. As President Obama wrote in the foreword, “Over the course of eight years in the White House, I probably spent more time with Pete Souza than with anybody other than my family.” Souza was present not only for every meeting, but for the private and personal moments that, according to President Obama, captured “the mood, the atmosphere and the meaning of those moments.”
Pete’s latest book, “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents,” was first published in 2018 and also debuted as #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list. The softcover edition, update with 60 new pages, will be available on October 22. Souza also published a young reader’s edition of his Obama photographs, “Dream Big Dreams,” which also debuted on the New York Times bestseller’s list.
In addition to the national political scene, Souza has covered stories around the world as a photojournalist for newspapers and magazines. After 9/11, he was among the first journalists to cover the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan, after crossing the Hindu Kush mountains by horseback in the snow. He was also an official photographer for President Reagan.