SOLD OUT: Former White House Photographer Pete Souza

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:30pm - 6:45pm

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Join the IOP for a talk with Pete Souza, a renowned photojournalist who served as the Chief Official White House Photographer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. He has previously worked as a photographer with The Chicago Tribune as well as a freelancer for National Geographic. Mr. Souza was among the first journalists to cover the war in Afghanistan post 9/11.

Mr. Souza’s documentation of the Obama presidency has earned him praise far and wide on the internet and he is especially known for taking the iconic “The Situation Room” photo during the Abbottabad raid on Osama Bin Laden.

Mr. Souza’s commentaries and subtle critiques of the current administration on platforms like Instagram continue to encourage discussion and debate among over one million of his followers and many more internet users. We await the November release of his new book Obama: An Intimate Portrait.

Book sales and signing to follow, provided by The Seminary Co-op.

This event is free and open to UChicago students, faculty, staff and the public. If you cannot attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register.

Registration is required.

Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins. Please arrive early to claim your seat. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register.

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Event Location: 
International House, Assembly Hall
1414 E. 59th St.
Chicago 60637