Obama pho­tog­ra­pher bring­ing ‘Shade’

Book em­ploys pho­tos to take digs at Trump’s tweets

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Travel Life - By Joe Cavaretta SouthFlorida.com

In 2017, Pete Souza pub­lished “Obama: An In­ti­mate Por­trait,” a book that in­cluded more than 300 pho­tos from his years work­ing as chief of­fi­cial White House pho­tog­ra­pher for Pres­i­dent Barack Obama. The book reached No. 1 on the New York Times’ best­seller list, a feat re­peated by Souza’s lat­est book, “Shade: A Tale of Two Pres­i­dents.”

Like its pre­de­ces­sor, “Shade” fea­tures Souza’s pho­tos from the Obama White House, though these shots are drawn from the pho­tog­ra­pher’s pop­u­lar In­sta­gram ac­count, where, as the book’s ti­tle sug­gests, he uses them to take digs at the cur­rent oc­cu­pant of 1600 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave.

The book cov­ers the first 500 days of the Trump pres­i­dency, and Souza

“Peo­ple told me how they used to go back and try to match my (In­sta­gram) posts to Trump’s tweets. It would help them get through the day, the week, the month.”

— Pete Souza, who will pro­mote “Shade” Nov. 14 at the Mi­ami Book Fair

posted each photo to In­sta­gram in re­sponse to a Trump tweet. “This started soon after the in­au­gu­ra­tion,” Souza says by phone from Chicago, where he was a staff pho­tog­ra­pher at the Chicago Tri­bune be­fore go­ing to Pete Souza’s new book, “Shade: A Tale of Two Pres­i­dents." Souza, the of­fi­cial pho­tog­ra­pher for the Obama White House, will dis­cuss the book Nov. 14 at the Mi­ami Book Fair.

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