Signing event: Obama An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza

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6 December 2017, 11:30-12:30



Barack Obama © Pete Souza
Barack Obama © Pete Souza

Pete Souza, former chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama, will be signing his new book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Join us for this exclusive event in the Gallery’s Bookshop.

The signing is strictly for one hour only and we cannot guarantee availability. Only books purchased from the NPG Bookshop will be signed. We are sorry but personal dedications will not be possible.

Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, document the most consequential hours of the Presidency alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. These images communicate the pace and power of America's highest office and reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became President. The result is a portrait of exceptional intimacy and a stunning record of a landmark era in American history.

Pete Souza was the Official Chief 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 U.S. Senate through the 2008 Pennsylvania presidential primary.