Watch Michael Shaw and Pete Souza discuss key Obama photos at Photoville 2017 before the start of Pete’s national book tour.
As a special Photoville presentation of the Reading the Pictures Salon, Publisher Michael Shaw and former White House photographer Pete Souza met at St. Anne’s Warehouse in Brooklyn before the start of Souza’s national tour to promote his bestselling book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait.
They focused on several of Pete’s photographs and discussed how each of them captured a special aspect of the Obama presidency. They discussed framing, composition, and key parts of the pictures, as well as Pete’s role as a photo editor. Finally, they looked at how some of the photos took on a surprising life of their own–some especially so after Obama left office.
Take a closer look at some of the images from our larger photo edit.