Powells Books presentsPETE SOUZAFormer Chief Official White House Photographer for President ObamaMonday, November 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Portland$40.00 (reserved seating)When Pete Souza left the White House in 2017, he didnt know what it meant to throw shade but he started doing it almost immediately on his personal Instagram account, posting his photographs from the Obama years with captions that vividly define the contrast between the Obama White House and President Trumps administration. Media organizations caught on and couldnt stop talking about Souzas posts, with New York magazine calling them a master class in shade, CNN describing them as a silent, social media, shade-throwing protest told in visuals, and Politico naming him King of Instagram Shade. Souzas following on Instagram has since grown to nearly two million people.Souzas new book, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions with Souzas unforgettable images of President Obama delivering new power and meaning when framed by tweets, headlines, quotes, and other material from the first 500 days of the Trump administration. In a visual presentation and talk based on his new book, Souza reminds us of the highest American values we share, giving us the courage to stand up and speak out for what we believe in. Price includes a copy of Souzas Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents. Books distributed at event.
1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97219