The author Pete Souza was the official White House photographer during President Obama's tenure. In this book he uses photos from this time period to contrast Obama's positions on issues with President Trump's positions on issues as evidenced by his words in tweets and articles. The contrast is simply frightening. The photos are incredible and say so much, especially in contrast to the tweets from Trump. I loved this book. It reminds us where we truly are and it is not great...
Shade : A Tale of Two Presidents
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As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency -- and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it.
Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out. Shade is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Here, more than one hundred of Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama deliver new power and meaning when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House.
What began with Souza's Instagram posts soon after President Trump's inauguration in January 2017 has become a potent commentary on the state of the Presidency, and our country. Some call this "throwing shade." Souza calls it telling the truth.
In Shade, Souza's photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation's highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.
Little, Brown and Company
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President Obama's official photographer, Pete Souza, throws shade at some of the most ridiculous things Donald Trump has said about the United States, himself, the press, etc. since the November 2016 election. Juxtaposed against the ridiculous quotes and headlines about them, Souza shares a photo from his days in the Obama White House, and adds a fitting caption. He does this masterfully. I can't really explain it better than that. This is a book you must read, although it is pretty much a picture book. A picture is worth a thousand words. Love it. Miss the Obamas and the sanity of those years.
Terrible, poorly composed book, if you can even call it a book. More like a magazine without ads. The pictures are poorly chosen and even more poorly composed, how this photographer even has this job is a mystery.
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