Documenting for History
Pete Souza will share insights into his distinguished career, emphasizing the importance of documenting significant moments in history through photography. From his early days as a photojournalist to serving as the official White House photographer for Presidents Reagan and Obama, Souza’s talk will highlight the power of visual storytelling and the role photographers play in preserving and shaping our collective memory.
Expect a compelling narrative that delves into the intrinsic need to document and the impact of capturing the essence of key historical events. This talk promises to inspire and shed light on the profound connection between photography, storytelling, and our understanding of the world.
- Duration: 40 min
Pete Souza is a freelance photographer based in Madison, Wisconsin. Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for all eight years of the Obama administration. In 2021, he was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame. Souza is also Professor Emeritus of Visual Communication at Ohio University. His book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, was published by Little, Brown & Company in 2017, and debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.