Part of the Lake Michigan College Speaker Series
Pete Souza has spent more time in the Oval Office than almost any person in history, serving as the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama for all eight years of the administration and as an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan.
Souza’s books, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait,” published in 2017, and “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents,” released in 2018, each debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. His latest release, “The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency,” is filled with stunning photographs and powerful storytelling of the Presidency from his time inside the White House.
During his Lake Michigan College Speaker Series presentation “What I Saw Inside the Presidency,” he shares some of his iconic behind-the-scenes photographs, along with his poignant detailed stories, all leading to a bold and dynamic depiction of true leadership.
Souza has lectured on his photography at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Carnegie Hall, Harvard University, and at many engagements internationally. He has made national TV appearances on “CBS Sunday Morning,” “Dateline NBC,” “ABC’s 20/20,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Face the Nation,” “Fox News Sunday,” and “The Today Show,” among many others.