Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer during the Obama presidency, culled more than 300 images from the nearly two million that he took of President Obama alone, with his family, and with world leaders and members of Congress over the course of his two terms in office to create Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs (Little, Brown, Nov.).
Souza will speak at this morning’s Adult Book & Author Breakfast about his visual biography. “My job was to not disturb the moment, and yet to try to capture visually what was taking place,” Souza says. “I tried to show President Obama not just as a president but as a human being.” Among the photos featured in the book is one of the president and his advisers in the Situation Room as the bin Laden mission unfolded.
Today, 8–9:30 a.m. Pete Souza will appear at the Adult Book & Author Breakfast in the Special Events Hall.
Today, 10–11 a.m. Souza will sign postcards at the ABA Members Lounge booth (721).