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Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer

February 5 – April 27, 2019

The iconic photographs of Pete Souza are well known from his tenure as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama. Many people don’t remember that Souza was also Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. 
Two Presidents, One Photographer showcases fifty-six of Souza’s photographs of two presidents. It includes Souza’s favorite images of Reagan and Obama, providing us with candid moments that are windows into their humanity. What we see in Souza’s photographs are two presidents who clearly respected both the office they held and the people with whom they interacted, no matter the circumstance.
Souza earned a master’s degree in journalism at Kansas State University. He is currently a freelance photographer in the Washington, D.C. area and professor emeritus of visual communication at Ohio University.

White House photographs by Pete Souza. This exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. 

This exhibition is sponsored by Kansas State University Office of the President, Mary Vanier, Jackie Hartman Borck and Lee Borck, Jack Goldstein Charitable Trust, Holiday Inn at the Campus, Carl and Mary Ice, Dan and Beth Bird, Center for Engagement and Community Development, Terry and Tara Cupps, K-State Department of Art, K-State Distinguished Lecturers Series, Manhattan Library Association, Meadowlark Hills, Usha Reddi and Brian Niehoff, Edward and Karen Seaton, Sharon and Bill Snyder, Stolzer Family Foundation/Tom and Mary Kevin Giller, Strecker Nelson West Gallery/Alyn & Kevin West, and Varney and Associates, CPAs, LLC, and other generous donors. 

Related events: 
“One Photographer, Two Presidents”
A Talk by Pete Souza
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University
Free tickets available at McCain box office Tues.-Fri., 12 to 4 p.m. 
beginning February 19, 2019. Phone: 785-532-6428

Book Signing by Pete Souza
Wednesday, March 6, 12-1 p.m.
Manhattan Public Library
629 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502