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Windgate Gallery

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer

Current Exhibit: Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer - November 9 - December 15

The iconic photographs of Pete Souza are well known from his tenure as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama. What many people don’t remember is that Souza was also an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan.

Two Presidents, One Photographer showcases 56 of Pete Souza’s photographs of two presidents from opposite ends of the political spectrum. This exhibition includes Souza’s favorite images of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, providing us with candid moments that are windows into their humanity. What we see in Souza’s photographs are two Presidents who clearly respected the office they held, and genuinely respected the people they interacted with, no matter the circumstance.

Souza earned a master’s degree in journalism at Kansas State University. He is currently a freelance photographer in the Washington, D.C. area and professor emeritus of visual communication at Ohio University. Souza was the chief official White House photographer for President Obama and the director of the White House photo office. His new book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

White House photographs by Pete Souza. This exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

Pictured above:

Top left: October 26, 1988 - President Reagan works at the Resolute desk in the Oval Office.

Top right: October 14, 2016 - President Obama works at the Resolute desk in the Oval Office.

Bottom left: December 21, 2011 - President Barack Obama and Bo, the Obama family dog, ride in the presidential limousine en route to do some Christmas shopping.

Bottom right: November 1, 1985 - President Reagan departs the White House en route to Camp David on a Friday afternoon. Just as the Marine One helicopter lifted off, his dog Lucky jumped up onto his lap to look out the window.


Box Office Hours

To purchase tickets or for box office questions, please call Michele Grainger at (501) 812-2387 or Krystina Mosier at (501) 812-2778.

Windgate Gallery Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday

The Center for Humanities and Arts
UA – Pulaski Technical College
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118