Sunday, February 17, 2008
Photojournalist Pete Souza to Speak
Nationally acclaimed Photojournalist Pete Souza will speak to foreign correspondence students this Tuesday, Feb. 19th.
Pete Souza (http://www.petesouza.com/) is a freelance photographer and assistant professor of photojournalism at Ohio University. He has worked as an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan, a freelancer for National Geographic, and as the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune based in their Washington bureau. Souza was also the official photographer for the June 2004 funeral of President Reagan.
Souza has covered stories around the world as well as the national political scene. After 9/11, he was among the first journalists to cover the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan after crossing the Hindu Kush mountains by horseback in three feet of snow. More recently, Souza documented Barack Obama's first two years in the Senate and has accompanied him to seven countries including Kenya, South Africa and Russia.
Souza has published three books and has won numerous photojournalism awards including several times in the prestigious Pictures of the Year annual competition, the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, and the White House News Photographers Association's yearly contest.
He has lectured many times on his photography including at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Harvard University, Boston University, the University of Kansas, Western Kentucky University and Kansas State University.
He has appeared on the ABC news magazine show 20-20, Nightline, Good Morning America, CNN Special Reports and on National Public Radio
Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent"