Pete Souza, Obama White House photographer, coming to Atlanta for talk, book signing

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Pete Souza, Obama White House photographer, coming to Atlanta for talk, book signing

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White House photographer Pete Souza captures photos of former president Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

For eight years, Pete Souza created a stunning visual record of Barack Obama’s presidency. From the tense, crowded meeting room on the night Osama bin Laden was killed to a much more lighthearted moment on Halloween when the president got “zapped” by a pint-sized Spiderman, Souza seemingly was everywhere as Chief Official White House Photographer.

Now Souza has selected hundreds of his most iconic or revealing photos for a new book. “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” will be released on Nov. 7. Four days later, Souza, 62, will be in Atlanta for a talk and book signing.

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At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, Souza will speak at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. The book signing will follow his talk at 6:15 p.m. Both events are open to the public, although separate tickets are required for each (Note: To attend Souza’s talk, you must purchase a ticket for all of Saturday’s speakers).

Staffed entirely by volunteers, the two-day Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar is America’s longest continuously operating photojournalism conference. In addition to Souza, who has the distinction of also having served as Official White House Photographer for President Ronald Reagan, the seminar features talks and workshops by some of the country’s most distingushed photojournalists.

The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar takes place Nov. 10-11 at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast in Peachtree Corners. For complete information, visit www.photojournalism.org. Tickets can be purchased directly here.

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