Pete Souza – Sunday, Oct 28

Pete Souza


WHO: Pete Souza
WHAT: Discussing Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
WHERE: The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78704
WHEN: Sunday, October 28 at 6:00PM
TICKETS: $39-59. Includes one copy of Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, a signed book plate, admission to the event, and supports the Festival, your nonprofit Texas literacy organization!

Tickets to An Evening with Pete Souza available now!

We are excited to announce the Texas Book Festival is partnering with The Long Center for Performing Arts to host An Evening with Pete Souza, the chief official White House photographer for President Obama and #1 New York Times bestselling author, as the concluding event of the 2018 Texas Book FestivalSouza will present his new book, Shade

About Shade

Shade presents two very different presidencies through a series of powerful photographs Souza captured firsthand during the Obama administration alongside a collection of tweets, headlines, quotes, and other material from the first 500 days of the Trump administration. When Souza left the White House in 2017, he began posting photographs on Instagram from the Obama years along with captions that vividly define the contrast between the the two presidents. Souza follows this practice in this collection of each commander in chiefWhat are the key differences between these two successive leaders of the United States? Souza will show you in Shade.

About Pete Souza

Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. Previously Souza was an Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune, a freelancer for National Geographic, and an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Rise of Barack Obama, which documents the president’s meteoric ascent from his first day in the United States Senate through the 2008 Pennsylvania presidential primary, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Souza is currently a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C., and is a Professor Emeritus at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.

Tickets to this Event

Tickets are available through the Long Center and cost $39-59. A ticket grants:

  • Admission to the event for one person
  • One copy of Shade, to be received at the Long Center the evening of the event.
  • One signed book plate.
  • Pre-sale tickets are available Monday, July 23 for Festival Friends Pass holders and Long Center members. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 27 at 10:00 am.

Please note: all books come with a signed book plate. There will not be a public signing at this event.

Book Ticket sales help fund the Festival Weekend, our Reading Rock Stars school literacy program, and our annual Texas Library Grants. Thank you for supporting the Texas Book Festival and literacy in Texas!