Oblong Books & Music in partnership with the Bardavon

Oblong Books & Music in partnership with the Bardavon
is proud to present 
former Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, and Director of the White House Photo Office


Sunday, November 3
7:00 p.m.

Bardavon Opera House
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Oblong Books & Music is excited to partner with the Bardavon to bring Pete Souza to the Hudson Valley on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 for a dynamic large-screen presentation of his award-winning photographs and presentation of his #1 New York Times Bestseller SHADE: A Tale of Two Presidents.

Souza spent eight years as President Obama’s Chief Official White House Photographer, intimately documenting a presidency of character and integrity. Shade is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump years through visual juxtapositions that begin on Inauguration Day and move through the release of the Mueller report.

These photographs serve as a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies of the Trump administration. Shade is both a potent comment on the state of our nation and an urgent call to act now to bring about a return to better days.

The hardcover edition followed the first 500 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. This new softcover edition adds 60 pages that pick up where the hardcover ended, adding photos and commentary on hot-button issues such as: North Korea, Michael Cohen, Brett Kavanaugh, the immigration crisis, Robert Mueller’s investigation, and Russian collusion through stirring photographs and Souza’s insightful commentary.

“Powerful… A striking, at times even hilarious book, but by the end it leaves the reader with a profound sense of loss… Shade drives home Obama’s humanity and dignity and Trump’s petty mind and epic failings like few other documents.”Rolling Stone

General Tickets: $38
Includes one paperback copy of SHADE: A Tale of Two Presidents (with new material) signed by Pete Souza.

VIP Tickets: $60
Includes seats in the first 10 rows and a VIP Meet & Greet with Pete Souza + a Book Signing from 5-6PM, plus one paperback copy of SHADE: A Tale of Two Presidents (with new material). Subject to availability.

Tickets available online through Ticketmaster, at the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072 or in person at the UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway Kingston, 845.339.6088  Ticketmaster fees will apply.

Maggie Southard Gladstone
Little, Brown and Company
Phone: 212-364-1208


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