Obama photographer bringing ‘Shade’
Book employs photos to take digs at Trump’s tweets
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.